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The Strone and Beinn a' Mhanaich is a moderate walk which skirts the MOD's Training Area above Garelochhead.
The ground was firm on the day we walked the route, give or take the odd marshy patch here and there. Good conditions underfoot, grass most of the way.
Hazards and warnings
Live munitions firing and troop training takes place in the MOD Ground to the West of the ridge you will be walking along. Ensure to keep East of the warning signs when the RED FLAG is flying to make sure you do not stray into MOD land.
The going is fairly steep right from the start and height is gained very quickly. Views of Glen Fruin open up with every footstep so it is worth stopping regularly and looking back to admire the scenery.
Once the initial climb up to the top of The Strone (513m) is over the rest of the way is fairly easy walking. This hill tends to have its own micro-climate so be prepared for walk in the clouds, it can also get very windy and cold.
Look out for the Dam on the East side of The Strone, some people return back to the car parking area that way but I don't have the route details for that. Maybe the next time I go up.
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