Log 7 April 2012

Described in the club programme as ‘President’s Bash, this walk was offered as a local hill walk for those not away from home on this major holiday week end.   It did happen to coincide with the President’s birthday.
Nine people assembled in the station car park at 09:00 and set off in two cars for the lay by beside Loch Lubnaig near the through path to Glenample.  Derek McG, Donald, Noelle, John McK and Sue in one car, and Kevin, Malcolm, Fraser and his daughter, Ailsa-Mary in the other.
The cloud base was surprisingly low as we drove towards Callander, but with the promise of it lifting.   We noted that the car parks for Ben Ledi were full, but we had our hill to ourselves.   Access legislation has made its mark on the path and the neighbouring hills.  Not only have unwelcoming signs been removed long since, but now there is a sign post pointing walkers to the route up Beinn Each.   We made the summit in two hours, which included a refreshment stop on the way up, during which, and the approach to the summit, the cloud started to break up and give views.   Conditions were mild and dry, so we enjoyed a leisurely time on the summit, and also a long stop on the main path on the way down.
Total time for the walk was four hours, and a visit to the Lade Inn rounded off the day.
Report by Fraser Gold