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Meall Chuaich

Meall Chuaich


Postby macq23 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:48 am

Route description: Meall Chuaich, Drumochter

Munros included on this walk: Meall Chuaich

Date walked: 01/08/2010

Time taken: 5 hours

Distance: 15.7 km

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MEALL CHUAICH

This was a strange one for me as it was my first hike starting from the A9. I was more worried about the car alarm going off by the cars/lorries speeding by than the rubbish weather!!
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layby 94

The starting point was the A9 layby 94 . From here onwards, it was a walk along beside the Aqueduct leading up to the Dam. Once we passed the Dam, we walked further on towards Loch Cuaich.
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On approach to Loch Cuaich
As we reached this, we took a right then a left up towards Stac Meall Chuaich. By this point the rain has fairly come on quite a bit. It was a nice walk up to Stac Meall Chaich with a great view of Loch Cuaich on the left. But the higher we went, the more the Loch dissapeared into the mists.
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Misty


Once we were nearly at Stac Meall Chuiach, it was another right turn and made tracks to Meall Chuiach. It was a fairly easy going walk up, nothing too difficult. Once at Meall Chuiach I was quite taken by the impressive Cairn.
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At Meall Chuaich
But unfortunately as we were just about to tuck into lunch, the heavens opened and the torrential downpour began :-(

We decided when going up, that it would be nice to have a walk around Loch Cuiach when coming back down. So we veered onto the right side of Stac Meall Chuiach going back down, which meant we had a good walk around the loch on the way back.
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Loch Chuaich appearing as we come down


Sights-seeing wise, the weather was pretty miserable so didn't see much, but it was a good simple walk and a Munro bagged. :-)
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Meall chuaich in the distance
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