Meall Buidhe on a clear day
by 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
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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.
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.
At this first top, the summit and ridge walk can be seen and views all round now.
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.
More pics, more panoramas. Rannoch Moor, Loch Rannoch, Meall a'Phuill etc....
The walk back as you come up.
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.
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.
by ChrisW » Wed Apr 27, 2011 10:19 pm
by Stretch » Wed Apr 27, 2011 10:21 pm
by rockhopper » Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:22 pm
by pollyh33 » Thu Apr 28, 2011 2:49 am
by skuk007 » Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:07 am
by LeithySuburbs » Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:46 pm
U059361 wrote:just over 2 hours for Stretch
Remember, Stretch is abnormally tall so has an unfair advantage over us normal folk .
by U059361 » Mon May 02, 2011 8:33 pm
I can't wait another 21 years right enough.