Ben Oss & Beinn Dubchraig
However after starting from the public car park in Dalrigh ( NN 343 291) we head SE to cross the River Fillan (NN345 288) and follow the footpath westwards beside the main railway line for about 1km. After passing under the railway line we cross the Allt Gleann Auchreoch (NN 333 284) and start to climb gradually through the ancient woods of Coille Coire Chuilc, remnants of the once mighty Caledonian Forest. We will now be following the Allt Coire Dubhchraig which has its head waters high up in the corie above. For 5.5km this route heads steadily SW after emerging from the trees to take us high into Beinn Dubhchraig’s NE coire. From here we will climb on to Beinn Dubhchraig’s northern shoulder, near to the 900m contour we turn S to follow the ridge as far as two small lochans (NN 303 257) where we turn W to drop down into the Bealach Buidhe, at around 780m, a bit of a scramble and care necessary if the rocks are wet. We have now covered about 6km from our start with just 1.5km to go before the first Munro of the day. To the north there are cliffs and very steep ground dropping away into Coire Buidhe, to the south we can look down onto Loch Oss with Coire Oss to the SW, in the distance we may be able to see Loch Lomond with Ben Lomond on its eastern shores. We now climb steeply up the western side of the bealach passing a false summit at 941m (NN 291 258)before the summit cairn of Ben Oss at 1029m, our first Munro of the day. After a short stop here we will return along the ridge, this time negotiating the eastern scramble out of the bealach, on reaching the two lochans 0.8km north of Ben Dubhchraig’s summit we swing SE for a relatively gentle walk to the summit of Beinn Dubhchraig at 978m our second Monro. Again we can take a short break before taking the hill’s eastern shoulder NE towards lower ground. Once lower, around 600m , we’ll turn N and head for the point where our outward route emerged from the trees near NN 317 272. From here we follow our outward route back to our transport at Dalrigh.
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We do ask that you only bring children on a walk if you are confident that they will be able to complete it comfortably. At all times, children must be accompanied by an appropriate adult who must take full responsibility for them.
3. Lower age limits.
No children under the age of 16 are allowed on Extra Hard or Hard walks. Children over the age of 12 are permitted on Medium and Easy walks provided that they are accompanied by a responsible adult.
In common with other similar events and in consideration for others, dogs are not allowed (guide dogs excepted).
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