involves a fair bit of trail walking but as compensation the scenery is
wonderful with grey cliffs, river valleys, moors and lochs abounding.
The target is a remote Corbett - Baosbheinn - with the potential for a
a small car park at a shed alongside the A832 road at the outflow of the
Am Feur-loch. Cross
the outflow by a wooden bridge and take the good track SE leading after
about 5km to stepping stones across the Abhainn Loch na h-Oidhche (886
677). Continue for about one km and cross a wooden bridge just below the
outflow of Loch na h-Oidhche.
moor, climbing gradually into the An Reidh-choire. Further up the coire,
move onto the NE spur descending from Baosbheinn and climb this to gain
the summit at 875m. (From here, it is straightforward to descend SE over
two minor tops and so down the ridge to the south end of Loch na h-Oidhche.
There is a small bothy and a howff at its SE end, from where an ascent
of Beinn an Eoin (905 646, 855m) is easily made. The ridge of Beinn an
Eoin can then be traversed NNW before descending to pick up the trail
just north of Loch na h-Oidhche and so back to the road.)
Baosbheinn alone is the route, from its summit traverse its main ridge
NW taking in three minor tops to reach its end at Creag an Fhithich (738m).
Drop down its NE flank and cross NNE across the moor to reach a bridge
at 866 694, by which the Abhainn a'Garbh Choire may be safely crossed.
(None of these bridges are shown on the OS Sheet.) Picture shows Baosbheinn
from the west.
Go east across
the bogs to pick up a bulldozed track, leading to the main track. There
are about three km left of trail bashing before the A832 is regained and
you can remove your boots with relief! As one of the interest points on
the walk, just below the outflow from Loch na h-Oidhche the burn makes
an unusual divergence, splitting into two. Conventional knowledge has
it that this was man-made for flood control; the alternative story is
that it was made to guarantee a view of the waterfall at what are now
called Victoria Falls below Loch Garbhaig, when that monarch was on a
visit. Take your pick!