Archive for Glen Etive

Windy and Wet

Posted in Hiking, Hills with tags , , , on April 12, 2016 by Jinja Coo

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A weekend of walking was somewhat curtailed by high winds and wet conditions, but Blackwater Reservoir, above Kinlochleven, provided a lowish walk with interest for us.

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After a pleasant ascent from the village up to the top of the power station’s water pipes, things leveled off and we even had the option of taking the smoothest path along the water culvert to the dam.

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Signs of the recent rainfall were evident in the river and in the water spilling over the dam. After a brief stop at the cemetery for the workers who died during the dam’s construction, we continued on to the dam and were caught out there by gusting winds and snow. Views over the reservoir looked particularly bleak as we sheltered behind a nearby building as we had lunch.

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Our intended walk taking in both sides of the River Leven was denied us by the high water below the dam resulting in us returning to Kinlochleven by the same route.

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Glen Coe and Glen Etive in Autumn

Posted in Hills, Photography with tags , on October 29, 2013 by Jinja Coo

A drive home through Glen Coe with a diversion to see Glen Etive’s waterfalls swollen by heavy rain. Both glens were very moody places and the light was changing all the time with the wind blowing the clouds about swiftly. Rain put paid to me lingering by the River Etive for long and getting any photos of the falls on it, I must buy an umbrella!

One of those days where every layby gives rise to a dilemma on whether to stop or not and sometimes regret at having just continued on and missing out on what might have been a nice view.

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