Meall Ghaordaidh from Glen Lochay

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Meall Ghaordaidh, or Meall Ghaordie, is an isolated Munro sitting between Glen Lochay to the south and Glen Lyon to the north. It can be climbed from either glen but this route ascends from Glen Lochay.

From the access point on the minor road leading west from Killin, the route rises gently as it crosses rough, grass-covered pasture for 1.5km then turns north-west and climbs a broad ridge to the summit. The lower slopes are covered with rough grass and heather; nearer the summit you have to pick your way through some rocky outcrops. The summit is marked by a trig point surrounded by a low, circular, stone wall.

On a good day the isolated conical summit provides panoramic views of the surrounding peaks. To the north is Glen Lyon and its Munros, to the west is the Lawers group of eight Munros, with the Tarmachan Ridge in the foreground. To the south-east are Ben Vorlich and Stuc a'Chroin and to the south-west are the impressive peaks of Ben More and Stob Binnein. Last but not least is Ben Nevis, 47km to the north-west.

The return route retraces the outward one. Large herds of red deer are common here and ptarmigan, grouse and ravens may also be seen.

Scotland - Central Scotland - Stirling - Countryside

Features

Great Views, Mountains, Munro, Wildlife