Stuchd an Lochain from Glen Lyon

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Lochan Daimh (pronounced 'Lochan Dive') means 'Loch of the Stag'. The reservoir is part of the Breadalbane Hydro Scheme and was formed when the Giorra Dam was built, flooding the valley and linking Giorra Loch and Lochan Daimh. The water from the loch flows south through a tunnel to Cashlie Hydro Station on Loch Stronuich.

Stuchd an Lochain or 'peak of the small loch' sits high above the south shore of the loch. From the southern end of the dam a narrow and badly eroded path climbs steeply over the grassy hillside to reach the ridge 400 metres above. As you reach the first top on the ridge the prominent summit of Stuchd an Lochain stands out 2km to the west. A line of old iron fenceposts guides you along the scenic ridge walk to the conical summit. From there you have a panoramic view over Loch an Daimh and down to the tiny Lochan nan Cat tucked below the summit.

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

Scotland - Northeast Scotland - Perth and Kinross - Rannoch and Glen Lyon

Features

Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, Mountains, Munro, Wildlife
01/11/2009 - Richard Hardy

I did this walk a few years ago in fairly full on winter conditions - if you would like a link to a video of me glissading down the walk I'd be happy to send it.