Loch Laggan


There was an average turnout for a July walk with better than average weather for the 14 Members who travelled to Loch Laggan for the Sunday walk 14th July. The group were  greeted with Warm sunshine and little or no wind. Most routes started at Moy towards the south end of Loch Laggan and headed to the peaks between Loch Laggan and Lochan An Erba, Binnein Shios and Binnein Shuas. The "A" and "B" walks both headed along the East shore of Loch Laggan before rising to the call between these two rough summits. The "A" group going on to complete both tops before dropping back down to Loch Laggan and the return to the starting point. The "B" group ascended to the summit of Binnein Shuas, dropping back to the call and then continued their descent down to Lochan An Erba and an alternative walk back to the starting point.

Time to cool down by the shore of the Loch.

The "C" walk remained at low level and had a very pleasant walk along the west side of Loch Laggan, stopping many times to take pictures of the stunning scenery and enjoy the wildlife spotted along the way.

The 4th and final walk started at Aberarder and headed up through Aberarder Forrest through the ever increasing natural regeneration of Silver Birch, Rowan and Aspen trees to Lochan a' Choire. From here the walk climbed to "The Window" and then on to the summit of Creag Meagaidh.

The Post Face of Creag Meagaidh from Coire Ardair.

The views in every direction were uninterrupted and many far distant tops could be identified. The route of descent was around Coire nan Laogh and then the Creag na Cailliche ridge to Moy.

There was the usual assortment of wildlife, from Ravens on the summits to Meadow Pipits on the moors, several frogs and a Common Lizard all making appearances. On the boggy ground below Creag na Cailliche there was an abundance of Marsh Orchids in full bloom.