Druim Glas

Druim Glas, Ardgour. NM847664, 435m. Ascent from Ariundle car park ~400m, 5mi, 5 hours.

On our holiday in Ardgour with my work colleagues we climbed Druim Glas: me, Carolyn, Aidan, Megan, S+N+baby, and T+S+four dogs – quite a party! We started with a lovely walk along a stream (fording it in one place!) and through an ancient oak forest. Beyond the forest we climbed to a disused lead mine – we found some impressive lead crystals in the tailings! Leaving the path, we headed up the side to the trig point. We planned to return the same way, but instead decided to descend to the road on the far side, where Carolyn and N hitched a lift back to get the car – thanks very much to the driver!

Aidan and Megan did very well – a good start to our planned summer of hillwalking!


Off we go:

Ancient oak forest:

Rosie the dog pulling Megan up the hill:

Aidan climbing the side of the hill to work off energy:

Lead (this crystal is about 5mm on a side):