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Ben Cruachan Horseshoe

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Cruachan! Let battle commence with this Goliath and its satellites.

  • 50 British pounds

About this event

Both above and below ground Ben Cruachan has much to entice and explore. Hidden deep underground, beneath the mountain itself lies a cavernous turbine hall converting the power from water into electricity. It is this engineering marvel which gives rise to Cruachan's other familiar name; 'The Hollow Mountain'. Not all of the engineering however, is concealed beneath the ground. At a height of 400 metres, the Cruachan Dam is a spectacle in it's own right and this is our days first objective. From the Falls of Cruachan railway station we head steeply uphill through hazel woodland, with the crashing sound of the Allt Cruachan, largely unseen, cascading over rocks in the gorge below. From the Dam we follow a hydro track along the bank of the reservoir to the mouth of Coire Dearg where the hard work starts again. Our 'classic route' crosses the Munros of Ben Cruachan and Stob Diamh and the intervening 'tops' of Drochaid Ghlas and Stob Garbh. It is however, perfectly feasible, if group fitness and desire allows to visit no fewer than 3 additional 'tops' to make The Magnificent Seven! Online booking for this event is available on the following dates. Mon 8th May 23 Wed 18th Oct 23 Why not make a mini-break of it and join us also on Thursday 21st September when we'll be visiting the neighbouring Munros of Beinn a' Chochuill and Beinn Eunaich? For more information about our route and the terrain, the level of difficulty, the amount of experience required and level of fitness, please follow the 'Useful Info' link on the Menu bar at the top of the site homepage. Here you will also find the 'Kit List' link providing recommendations on essential kit you will need to bring with you.


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Cancellation Policy

If you choose to cancel your booking : Booking cancellations must be made in writing. If you cancel more than 28 days before an event takes place, your payment will be refunded minus a £10 booking deposit. If you cancel 28 days or less before an event takes place, no payment will be returned. We do not offer credit towards future events in place of a refund. We strongly recommend you take out appropriate holiday insurance to cover for unforeseen events that may cause you to cancel your booking. If we have to cancel your booking : Regardless of reason, in the very unlikely event that we have to cancel your booking, then we will refund your payment in full. We will try and give as much notice as possible. For weather related cancellations, notice could be as short as a couple of days. For other reasons, we would hope to give a fortnight's notice, possibly more. We cannot be held liable for additional costs you may have incurred such as accommodation or transport you may have booked.


Contact Details

07585700395

walkglencoe@outlook.com


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