This was a long way and the climb up the slopes of Creag Mac Ranaich was very steep, Joy was not a happy bunny. Fortunately there was an old fence which we followed and it had the semblance of a path besides it. There were three tops on the summit with the most northerly i.e. furthest away being the target. We decided to get the other hill out of the way before we stopped to eat so we made our way steeply down to the col.
The second hill was the highest of the two but it was much more straightforward and we were soon sitting at the cairn for lunch. Rather than cut the corner off and work our way through a mile of so of peat hag we retraced our steps back down to the path and arrived back at the car just before 5pm eight hours after we started. In total we did just over 40,000 steps during the course of the walk. Strangely it looked promising for birds but in actual fact apart from Meadow Pipit, Wheatear and a single Ring Ouzel we saw very little.
|Meall an t-Seallaidh from the approach road|
|Creag Mac Ranaich from the approach road|
|The summit of Creag Mac Ranaich|
|Meall an t-Seallaidh from Creag Mac Ranaich|
|Creag Mac Ranaich from Meall an t-Seallaidh|
|The summit of Meall an t-Seallaidh|