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Meall Chuaich - A Munro is what you make of it..
by 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: 678mRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
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. 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 I have to say some of the footage is stunning, the video at the end does it more justice!
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 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!
It is grassy and vast, no crags or steep bits. But at the end of the day, it is what you make of it.
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!
by kenncunn » Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:36 pm
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by 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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