Day 5 : Tighachrochadair to River Meig
Wednesday 9th May
The day started bright and clear with little wind as I crossed the river to the path on the north side but it soon clouded over bringing the showers back as I progressed up the glen.
The reservoir was very low and some of the features of the glen before it was flooded were visible.
|It was quite easy to find a route close to the river to Luipmaldrig, there is no path, and the bridge, though rather bouncy, was in good condition as were the other bridges I passed further up river.||
Glen Orrin is particularly beautiful if, like me, you enjoy miles and miles of isolation and it was with some regret that I climbed out of the glen by Loch na Caoidhe towards the first Corbett of the trip, Bac an Eich.
|There is a path of sorts up to the summit from Torran Ceann Liath and after crossing the top a pleasant descent until you reach an extremely steep ravine that the river has carved into the hillside, much deeper than indicated by the map, but a steep path zig-zags down the northern side to Corriefeol and the river.||
I had almost decided not to go over the top as my knee was not behaving very well but I was glad to have made the effort, even though it did turn wet and windy for a while, as the feeling of space and the views over the surrounding hills made a wonderful contrast with the glens of the past few days.
|After crossing the bridge at Corrievuic I found a good pitch where the path returns to the River Meig and had a cold wash in the river to try and be slightly more presentable to meet other Challengers the next day.|