Beinn a’Ghlo Circuit.

On Monday to Wednesday this week I was supervising a DofE group on the circuit of Beinn a’Ghlo for The City of Edinburgh Council. The group did a great job, particularly in dealing with some very varied weather including a hot day and some very heavy rain.

Looking towards Ben Macdui from near Meall na Spionaig.

A good reminder to make careful route choices with the risk of lightening in the current weather and the fact that normally easy burn crossings can quickly become serious with the heavy downpours we’re experiencing.


The last week I’ve been delivering a Gold DofE Training for the City of Edinburgh Council, which included a practice expedition in the Atholl area making a circuit of Beinn a’Ghlo. This made for a beautiful circuit with some very remote feeling campsites. The group did a great job including dealing with incessant light rain on Wednesday. The hills are generally still very dry so care is required with stoves if camping.

Remote campsite near Loch Loch.