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Stob a' Choire Mheadhoin & Stob Coire Easain
Stob a' Choire Mheadhoin & Stob Coire Easain from Fersit
From Spean Bridge, follow the A86 east for about 8 miles, past Roy Bridge, before taking a right turn, signposted Fersit. Drive for over two miles to the end of the narrow public road where there is space for several cars to park.
14 km About 6 – 7 hours
Stob a' Choire Mheadhoin, 1105 m, NN 316 736.
Stob Coire Easain, 1115 m, NN 308 730. OS Sheet 41.
This is a pleasant and easy walk over two high Munros, often referred toas “The Easains”, marred only by boggy ground lower down. There are superb views which include the Grey Corries, Stob Ban, the Innses, Stob Coire Sgridoain and Leum Uilleim. On a very clear day, there are good views to Glencoe, the Blackmount an dthe Mamores plus Beinn Teallach, Beinn a' Chaorainn and Creag Meagaidh to the north. As hinted above, the path has eroded considerably over the last few years with many boggy sections including part of the steep ascent of Meall Cian Dearg. Navigation is straightforward even in mist but do save this walk for a clear day. In winter conditions, ice axe and crampons will be needed. There are few mountains of this height which are so easy to ascend.
(1) From the car park, take the track S towards Loch Trieg. Go through a gate. About 400 m further, leave the track and follow a faint path by the side of a usually dry stream. This soon leads up to a grassy track. Turn left. Almost immediately, cross an old “bridge” the take a faint path slanting up the hillside. This makes a rising diagonal traverse towards the obvious ridge below Meall Cian Dearg which it joins at an obelisk cairn. The path is faint so far but now becomes more distinct and leads towards the foot of the nose known as Meall Cian Dearg. The path picks a way up to an almost level ridge. Follow the ridge SE. After the first rise, there is a cairn on the next flatter section. Continue on the well defined ridge to reach the large cairn which marks the summit of Stob a' Choire Mheadhoin, 1105 m. There is a smaller cairn just before the main one.
(2) Continue SE across the stony plateau before descending stony slopes to an obvious bealach. The path is not obvious at the summit but soon appears. From the bealach, follow the very obvious path up the NE ridge to reach a large cairn which marks the summit of Stob Coire Easain, 1115 m.
(3) Retrace the outward route, back over Stob a' Choire Mheadoin, to the start. When the obelisk cairn is reached there is an ATV track below it which can be followed down to the main track along Loch Trieg which leads N back to the start. Ignore the track going off to the left soon after the main track is joined. This is a slightly longer route than retracing the outward route from the obelisk.
(a) This walk took place on 30th July, 1994, 29th May, 2006, and 28th May, 2014.