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.
|1220||1315||1000||Parking by Giorra Dam off Glen Lyon||410||0||0.0 miles||NN51194640||No Orange|
|1230||1325||Track up to T-jn above dam end||450||40||0.2 miles||NN51124667|
|1315||Poor wet path N to Cairn at path split||900||490|
|1125||W to Meall Buidhe, S Top (2 cairns)||917||505||1.85 miles||NN50084892|
|1325||1130||NNW to small cairn||905|
|1330||NNW to 2nd small cairn||920|
|1140||N to M Meall Buidhe (large cairn)
(Optionally continue N for ½mile to Garbh Mheall)
|1345||Return S to cairn||920|
|1350||S to cairn||905|
|1355||1445||S to Meall Buidhe S Top (2 cairns)||915||555||3.15 miles||NN50084892|
|1400||SE to cairn at path split||900|
|Either Return S down outward path to T-Jn||450||4.8 miles||NN51124667|
|1205||Or Continue E to Meall a'Phuill||878||585||3.55 miles||NN50734888|
|1240||Ridge E to bump on bealach||705||4.45 miles||NN52114857|
|1315||ENE over several bumps to C Cam Chreag||862||760||5.5 miles||NN53694912|
|Return WSW to bealach||705||770||6.57 miles||NN52114857|
|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.)
|1440||1530||1415||Then track S down to parking by Giorra Dam||410||775||8.7 miles||NN51194640||No Orange|