Hill: Carn na Coinnich
Date: Sunday 5th February 2012
Company: Just myself
Distance: 12km, Ascent: 730m
Time: 3Hrs 45Mins
Dog friendly: Yes

A tortoise-speed drive this morning, along black-ice covered roads, got me eventually to Strathconon. It was a bit worrying when the car started skidding sideways as I approached the road crossing the end of Loch Meig.

I parked in a small car park at Bridgend where there is room for several cars.
Always nice to see the Strathconon “Walkers Welcome” signs .

Click here to see a map of the route undertaken

From the car park, I set off along the road towards Dalbreac.

Start of track towards Dalbreac and Carn na Coinnich:

Allt Bail'an Uiltt-Shios:


Track leading to Dalbreac:

A few metres before reaching the house at Dalbreac, I took the track heading uphill towards a 600m high col.

Track leading towards Carn na Coillich:

Looking back towards Milton:

Was nice to see a stag standing on the track ahead. It didn't hang around after it caught sight of me.

Solitary stag on the track:

The next photo shows the excellent vehicle track heading up the hill.

Track ascending below Meall a'Bhogair Mor:

Slippery crossing of the Allt Bail'an Uiltt-Shios:

I followed the track to its high-point at 600m.

Ascending towards the 600m col:

Looking back - Beinn Dearg Munros in distance:

Carn na Coinnich:

On reaching the track high-point, I made my way up snow slopes towards the summit.

Snowy ascent towards summit of Carn na Coinnich:

Approaching summit trig point:

Unfortunately, the weather closed in as I approached the summit, so views were minimal.

Summit trig point of Carn na Coinnich:

I returned to the car via the same route.
Was glad that most of the ice on the roads had melted by the time I got off the hill.