The Mell circuit, Glen Finglas

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This long and hilly circuit takes in Glen Finglas Reservoir before heading up wild Glen Meann and climbing to a high pass to circle Meall Cala known as The Mell. Beautiful woods and rushing streams are found in the glens, while the summit of the trail at 600 metres has a bleak mountain feel.


Waymarked paths, tracks and minor road.

Public Transport

Start from the Glen Finglas car park just off the A821 east of Brig O'Turk. Cross the bridge and go through the gate and head left uphill ignoring a smaller path heading straight up through the trees. This route follows yellow marker posts although the more remote sections are not marked. The entire estate was purchased by the Woodland Trust Scotland in 1996 and various tree and wildlife regeneration projects are being undertaken in balance with the people who live and farm the land. Follow the gravel path as it winds uphill.

Hillwalking in Winter

Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. All route descriptions and difficulties given here are for summer conditions and may not be suitable in winter. See our Winter Essentials page for basic information on the skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.


Glen Finglas car park.. Map and directions.

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