Ariundle Woods

Thursday 23 May. I woke this morning to find that there had been a fresh fall of snow on the nearby mountain tops. Karen is making her way home so it was just Bea and me today on a 6.9 mile walk with 1,490ft of ascent. We made the short crossing on the Corran Ferry and a drive of 15 miles to the village of Strontian for a walk in Ariundle Woods. This is an area of ancient Oak woods through which we walked to make our way to disused mines that produced most of the lead shot used in the Napoleonic wars.

We climbed steadily but easily up to the mines where we were greeted by sleety showers. This was the worst that the weather produced and the return leg was largely in sunshine. We had fine views of the snow covered Ardgour mountains.


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