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, avoidable scramble on the descent from Meall Garbh.

Terrain

Good path to Munro summit and long ridge. Meall Garbh has a narrow ridge and an avoidable rocky scramble on the descent. After leaving the ridge the route crosses rough, boggy ground until it reaches a quarry, with only traces of a path. Finish on good track.

Public Transport

No public transport to the start. Traveline Scotland.

Start

Ben Lawers car park. Map and directions.

Deer Stalking information

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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