The ascent of Beinn Odhar north of the Highland village Tyndrum provides an enjoyable day on the hills that guarantees great views, energetic hill walking and stimulating walking over open ground. Our route follows the old military road out of Tyndrum on what is now the West Highland Way walking route. After crossing the railway line we start our main ascent up teh steep slopes of Beinn Odhar (a Corbett). Height is gained quickly and the reward is spectacular views of the surrouding munros including Beinn Doran and Ben Lui. At the summit (901m) we see that Beinn Odhar is a perfect cone with unchallenged views on all sides. Our descent follows south east to Lochan Choire Dhuibh and then down the broad spur towards Meall Buidhe. From there we continue south until we reach the woodlands above Tyndrum and a return to our start point.
The nature of hill walking potentially involves leaders or other participants in providing close assistance to others. For everybody’s protection those people classified as ‘vulnerable adults’ or young people under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an appropriate carer or responsible adult. No special arrangements are available to provide independent supervision for vulnerable people, and the accompanying carer takes full responsibility for them. The carer or parent is best placed to judge the capability of their charges.
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).
Please do not smoke on walks, out of consideration to others.