With so much driving to reach them, Stuchd an Lochain and Meall Buidhe
are best done together with a light rucksack and lunch at the car/dam inbetween.
The total for both walks is then 10.4 miles; 4200' ascent; 5 hrs.
However, (for those knocking off Corbetts) both can be done on separate days,
including the neighbouring Corbetts Meall Buidhe and Sron a'Choire Chnapanich
with Stuchd an Lochain and Cam Chreag with Meall Buidhe, and camping overnight between these days.
Access: The start is about 25 miles from Aberfeldy & 12 miles from the former Lawers Nature Centre. From Bridge of Balgie take the road west for 2.5 miles, then fork right (marked "Lochs Estate") to Giorra Dam (a further 1.5 miles) at Loch an Daimh. Do not drive across the bridge at the dam. There is an unobtrusive gate which may be open if workmen are at the dam, but will be locked when they leave. There are no notices warning that it is private, nor any "no parking" notices.
Weather 15/05/06: 8°C at car; thick, low cloud down to 500m; occasional light rain; light wind.
21/08/09: Warm, but overcast. Cloud base variable around 3000'.
Terrain: Wet peaty paths when off ridges.
|0935||1030||Park at Giorra Dam off Glen Lyon||410||0||0.0 miles||NN51184637||No Orange|
|W/S/SW/W on track to 150yds past dam||430||50||0.55 miles||NN50654605|
|1020||1115||SSW up path to line fence posts at cairn on ridge||800?||400||0.95 miles||NN50454542?|
|1030||WSW up ridge to Cairn near top||870||470|
|1035||1125||W to top Creag an Fheadain||888||490||1.4 miles||NN49784528|
|1040||SW to col||845||1.6 miles||NN49594495|
|1050||1135||SW to T Sron Chona Chorein (cairns)
(The path leaves the fence & bypasses the top.)
|1055||W to col||910||2.0 miles||NN49184460|
|1100||W to col||890||570||2.4 miles||NN48534459|
Flat summit ridge until final 60m pull up to
M Stuchd an Lochain
|Return same way: SE to col||890||2.87 miles||NN48534459|
|1120||E to cairn||910||670|
|Bypass Sron Chona Chorein||927||680||3.4 miles||NN49334457||Orange|
|1135||1215||NE to col||845||3.7 miles||NN49594495|
|1140||1220||NNE to top Creag an Fheadain||888||720||3.9 miles||NN49784528|
|1140||E to cairn just down from top.||870|
|1145||1225||Path by fence posts to cairn on ridge.||800?||4.33 miles||NN50454542?|
|1210||1255||Descend path N to Giorra Dam, S end.||430||4.95 miles||NN50924613|
|1215||1300||Road N to car below Giorra Dam.||410||730||5.3 miles||NN51184637||No Orange|