Tarmachan Ridge

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The Tarmachan Ridge sits above the village of Killin at the western end of Loch Tay. The ridge includes one munro and four other tops over 3,000 feet and provides a much more interesting walk than its more famous neighbour Ben Lawers. A long gradual slope climbing over 560 metres takes you to the first top. From there a steep scramble of 150 metres leads to the summit of Meall nan Tarmachan, the highest point of the ridge at 1,044m.

The route then generally follows the crest of the rugged and undulating curved ridge for 4km, before dropping into the valley and returning via a level service road. The ridge is narrow in places and some scrambling is required on rocky sections. Go well-prepared for all weathers, even in summer, as the conditions can change rapidly.

Scotland - Northeast Scotland - Perth and Kinross - Loch Tay


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