Suffering from the worst affliction know to man (Man Flu) I was pretty sure I as going no where this Easter weekend. Throw in a gammy shoulder and I am surprised I got anywhere - too busy looking for sympathy;) However having struggled through Sunday at a family get together, I noticed the highlands looking fine on my drive back home.
Plan hatched - a wee hill walk.... Couldn't resist the good weather forecast.... So I decided on some Corbett bagging and one of the last hills I had left in the Central Highlands - Meall nan Subh. The dilemma was whether to drive round to Glen Lyon then try and get the car up to the high point....mmmmmmmm .
Not knowing how much snow there may be on the road and whether the road was drivable at all, I decided on leaving from Kenknock in Glen Lochy. This still gave a short hill day with only about 600m ascent.
The man flu meant I was struggling to sleep (its a terrible illness) so was up at 0400am and away by 0430. Parked up and I was walking in the gloaming by 6AM. However the views up Glen Lochy were fine as the moon was setting.....
Looking back towards the Lawers Range and views were not too shabby either as dawn started to lighten up the sky :)
Onwards and upwards and the road made the gingrelatively easy. A bike would have been easy, and I had thought about it but my shoulder injury ruled out a biking approach. Before long I was headed up the grassy slopes and soon I was stood on the summit taking in the views of Highland Perthshire - a fine place...
I was on the summit for about 0730 and had brekky. By 0800 I was on my way back down. An enjoyable stroll got me back to the car for 0900.... A few snaps at Killin and I was enjoying morning coffee back home for 1030 :)
Some thoughts and reports from my outdoors activties...