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: 555m = 1825' ascent; 5.0 miles; 2¼ hrs

Route: With so much driving to reach them, Meall Buidhe and Stuchd an Lochain are usually done together with a light rucksack and lunch at the dam inbetween. The total for both walks is then 10.4 miles; 4200' ascent; 5 hrs. If you are feeling really energetic, the Corbett Cam Chreag could be included in a day when both Munros are climbed. It only adds 220m ascent and 3.7 miles.
Terrain: Wet, peaty paths when off ridges.
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'.
Connectivity: The Munro has an Orange signal but Giorra Dam parking does not.

15/5/0621/8/087/8/14 Description Ht.Asc.Dist.Grid Ref
12201315 1000 Parking by Giorra Dam off Glen Lyon 410   00.0 milesNN51194640
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 milesNN49834992
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/path S down to parking by Giorra Dam 4107758.7 milesNN51194640

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