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Meall Chuaich - A Munro is what you make of it..

Meall Chuaich - A Munro is what you make of it..


Postby Coutts94 » Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:27 am

Route description: Meall Chuaich, Drumochter

Munros included on this walk: Meall Chuaich

Date walked: 14/09/2020

Time taken: 4 hours

Distance: 14 km

Ascent: 678m

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So I was looking for a nice easy walk, within reasonable distance from Inverness, and stumbled upon Meall Chuaich.

Reading the reports, I was not inspired by what everyone was saying. It was instantly put on the list with Am Faochagach and Fionn Beinn. :lol: But I was wrong.

So I started at the usual Layby 94 going South on the A9. Joined by my Spaniel Lexi.. I also had my drone with me so was unsure how that combination as going to work..

Anyway I followed the well made road to the Powerstation, no people about so I finally got to fly my drone :D I have to say some of the footage is stunning, the video at the end does it more justice!

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They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and I think this is true for Munros. If you go by some of the reports you would think this would be an uninspiring walk, yes technically it is a bit of a grassy lump, but the views are still excellent!

The path is well signposted all the way to the bottom part of the Munro, just beyond the bothy.

The climb looks pretty steep from the bottom, but you get up there in no time :lol: It is also done in steps, so you get a little but of a breather between the steeper parts.

Then before you know it you will be at the top of Meall Chuaich!

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It is grassy and vast, no crags or steep bits. But at the end of the day, it is what you make of it. :clap:

Here is my video I have made of my day out with Lexi -



Good memories for a great day out - and if it inspires someone else to do the walk, then all the better!
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Re: Meall Chuaich - A Munro is what you make of it..

Postby kenncunn » Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:36 pm

Not a munro I was particularly looking forward to as still to do but nice video.I will maybe tag it onto Carn na Caim and A'Bhuidheanach Bheag to make for a longer walk
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Re: Meall Chuaich - A Munro is what you make of it..

Postby Coutts94 » Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:16 pm

kenncunn wrote:Not a munro I was particularly looking forward to as still to do but nice video.I will maybe tag it onto Carn na Caim and A'Bhuidheanach Bheag to make for a longer walk


Thanks! I enjoyed the walk anyway, good idea tagging them on.. that would be a good day out!
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Re: Meall Chuaich - A Munro is what you make of it..

Postby mrssanta » Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:13 pm

I really loved this hill despite a midge attack, superb views from the top
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Re: Meall Chuaich - A Munro is what you make of it..

Postby KatTai » Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:18 pm

My two dogs had great fun doing this one, lots of nice boggy bits and a loch to stop for a swim in perfect walk as far as they are concerned :lol:
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Re: Meall Chuaich - A Munro is what you make of it..

Postby R1ggered » Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:54 pm

Liked the video. Done this munro many years ago and enjoyed it but rather than up and back the same way you can without much effort come back heading a little North West off the summit down to loch chuaich and a nice walk back.
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Re: Meall Chuaich - A Munro is what you make of it..

Postby Anne C » Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:19 pm

I agree - thought this was a lovely hill. Saw a peregrine falcon during our ascent too, which made it very memorable too.
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