The Tarmachan Ridge

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Meall nan Tarmachan is one of the easier Munros to reach in good weather thanks to a high level start point, but it is really just the start of a rocky ridge traverse which is one of the most interesting in the Southern Highlands. There is a short scramble involved in the descent of the pointed top of Meall Garbh.


Good path leads quickly to the Munro, steep ascent near the top. The path continues along the ridge which is rocky and has a short scramble on the descent from Meall Garbh. Descent is pathless between the bealach and the quarry track.

Public Transport

No public transport to the start. Traveline Scotland.


Ben Lawers car park. Map and directions.

Deer Stalking infomation

Land south of ridge: National Trust for Scotland. No stalking issues.
West of Beinn nan Eachan: Boreland Estate. Stalking between mid July and 20 Oct. No stalking Sundays. The main routes up and down are always OK. If further information is needed please phone 01567 829053.

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