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Meall Buidhe on a clear day

Meall Buidhe on a clear day


Postby U059361 » Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:20 pm

Route description: Meall Buidhe

Munros included on this walk: Meall Buidhe (Glen Lyon)

Date walked: 27/04/2011

Time taken: 4 hours

Distance: 8.5 km

Ascent: 650m

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Its been a long time since we, wife and I last walked a munro, BJ in fact, (Before Jennifer, now a 21 year old engineer in the making), so we decided to go for the 'easy' one, only just over 2 hours for Stretch, 3 hours on the WH. We did it in just over 4, but maybe the bright sun, the clear blue skies delayed us a bit as we took plenty of panorama pics today. :D
The walk itself was fairly straighforward if you keep a sharp lookout for the faint path leading off the track. There is the start of a cairn there but its just a small pile of stones on right as you walk up. I added a few more to the pile. The steepest climb is at the start till you reach the ridge beside Coire nam Miseach where the path switches from grass and peat to solid stone as you foloow a ridge up the hill. There are two paths, one through the peat hags, the short cut and the other going round them. The short cut path climbs up and over several stone ridges as it gains more height.
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The path going up a stony ridge.

These ridges aren't very big and head towards Meall a' Phuill. At the top of the coire, the ridges stop. The path then heads through the peat hags and meets the other path at a cairn before climbing up onto the ridge.
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The cairn where the two paths come together again. Looking down over the peat hags.

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From the cairn up to the top of the ridge.

At this first top, the summit and ridge walk can be seen and views all round now.
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From the start of the ridge, the summit and cairn are visible.

We had our lunch here out of the cool breeze and enjoyed view down into Glas Choire and Loch Rannoch.
A straighforward walk to the top marked by a big cairn.
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The top cairn looking back to Meall a'Phuill and the ridge.

More pics, more panoramas. Rannoch Moor, Loch Rannoch, Meall a'Phuill etc....
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Loch Rannoch

The walk back as you come up.
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Going back down off the ridge, the path avoiding the peat hags can be seen heading towards Lawers

Walking into the sun now, hot work.
Great views over Loch an Daimh to Stuchd an Lochan. Can see the path up it lower down. One for the future.
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Great views of loch and Stuchd an Lochan.

We went back the same way, the short cut.
Thirsty work, used all our water.
Back to the car, temperature inside, 23 degrees. Left the doors open for while to let it cool down.
An ice cream in Killin rounded it off nicely.
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Re: Meall Buidhe on a clear day

Postby ChrisW » Wed Apr 27, 2011 10:19 pm

I though I had been out of munro walking for a long time at 5 years....21 must be a record :lol: welcome back to the hills to you both and congratulations on a great report and pics :D
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Re: Meall Buidhe on a clear day

Postby Stretch » Wed Apr 27, 2011 10:21 pm

Ooohh, so that's what the views are like when snow isn't pounding your face at 50mph :lol: Very nice!
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Re: Meall Buidhe on a clear day

Postby rockhopper » Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:22 pm

Great day, fine walk, lovely weather, excellent views, the best company, nice report - what more could you ask for and who cares how long it takes as long as you enjoy it - well done :D
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Re: Meall Buidhe on a clear day

Postby pollyh33 » Thu Apr 28, 2011 2:49 am

Great report and smashing photos! Yes its great when you can go out for the day and not be constantly looking behind you to see where the kids are!!! Freedom!!! Enjoy it now before the grandkids come along !!! :lol:
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Re: Meall Buidhe on a clear day

Postby skuk007 » Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:07 am

NIce report and looks a nice hill. Hope it's not another 21+ years until the next one! :)
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Re: Meall Buidhe on a clear day

Postby LeithySuburbs » Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:46 pm

Some nice pics and enjoyable report :) .

U059361 wrote:just over 2 hours for Stretch


Remember, Stretch is abnormally tall so has an unfair advantage over us normal folk ;).
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Re: Meall Buidhe on a clear day

Postby U059361 » Mon May 02, 2011 8:33 pm

Grand children................ time to get moving then.
I can't wait another 21 years right enough.
Cheers all.
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