This walk has been cancelled

This walk has been cancelled due to the forecast of severe winds and heavy rain.

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Helensburgh & West Dunbartonshire Group

We are the Helensburgh & West Dunbartonshire Ramblers. We open the way for everyone in our local community to enjoy the pleasures of walking.

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Overview

Walkers must book in advance with the walk leader

A local five mile walk in the hills above Glen Fruin. There is a steep climb but rewarding views across the Firth of Clyde.

Sunday, 21 January 2024
Start time:
9:30 am
Estimated finish time:
2:00 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
8km / 5.0mi
Ascent:
620m / 2034ft
Type:
circular

We follow the track for a short distance towards Auchengaich Reservoir and then turn right to ascend a steep, grassy slope to the summit of Auchengaich Hill. From there we follow a faint path generally northwards over Beinn Tharsuinn and on to the summit of Beinn Chaorach. We descend to the reservoir and follow the track to return to our start.

Local Grade: B

Terrain: Good tracks to and from the reservoir but otherwise, open grassy hillside with some faint paths. Will be boggy in places.

Max height: 713 m.

Maps covering route of walk: OS Landranger No. 56.

Features

  • Car parking available

Starting point

Grid reference:
NS 27451 89970
Nearest postcode:
G84 8YT
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Start time:
9:30 am

Layby on the old Glen Fruin road by Auchengaich Farm. Distance from Helensburgh: 4 miles. Time from Helensburgh: 15 minutes. Suggested fuel contribution: £ 1.00. Please note we will leave promptly at 09:30.

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking