Colin's Munros


Meall Buidhe, Map 378W
15 May 2006 (PM) & 21 Aug 2008 (PM)

Route (including Cam Chreag): 775m = 2550' ascent; 8.7 miles; 4 hrs
Without Cam Chreag: 565m = 1850' ascent; 5½ miles; 2¼ hrs

Route: With so much driving to reach them, Meall Buidhe and Stuchd an Lochain 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. If you are feeling really energetic, Cam Chreag could be included, as here, in a day when both Munros are climbed.
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.
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 with showers. Cloud base variable around 3000'.
Terrain: Wet peaty paths when off ridges.

15/5/0621/8/087/8/14 Description Ht.Asc.Dist.Grid RefMobile
12201315 1000 Parking by Giorra Dam off Glen Lyon 410   00.0 milesNN51194640No Orange
12301325  Track up to T-jn above dam end 450  400.2 milesNN51124667 
1315   Poor wet path N to Cairn at path split 900490   
1125 W to Meall Buidhe, S Top (2 cairns) 9175051.85 milesNN50084892 
1325 1130 NNW to small cairn 905   
1330  NNW to 2nd small cairn 920   
- 1340
- 1435
1140 N to M Meall Buidhe (large cairn)
(Optionally continue N for ½mile to Garbh Mheall)
9325402.5 milesNN49834992Orange
1345  Return S to cairn 920   
1350  S to cairn 905   
13551445 S to Meall Buidhe S Top (2 cairns) 9155553.15 milesNN50084892 
1400  SE to cairn at path split 900    
   Either Return S down outward path to T-Jn 450 4.8 milesNN51124667 
  1205 Or Continue E to Meall a'Phuill 8785853.55 milesNN50734888 
    1240 Ridge E to bump on bealach 705 4.45 milesNN52114857 
  1315 ENE over several bumps to C Cam Chreag 8627605.5 milesNN53694912 
    Return WSW to bealach 7057706.57 milesNN52114857 
   SSW/S to horizontal track
(The poor southward track on the map from just
W of the bealach has been created entirely
by tracked vehicles and has no foundation.)
460  8.05 milesNN51754662 
144015301415 Then track S down to parking by Giorra Dam 4107758.7 milesNN51194640No Orange

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