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Meall a'Mhuic (Glen Lyon)

Meall a'Mhuic (Glen Lyon)


Postby foggieclimber » Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:38 pm

Grahams included on this walk: Meall a'Mhuic

Date walked: 15/01/2012

Time taken: 2.5 hours

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Company: Myself and Beinn
Dog friendly: Yes


I abandoned my ‘Plan A’ walk this morning - as the hills around Tyndrum were again covered in cloud. As I headed East, past Crianlarich, I entered the long-forgotten land of blue sky and sunshine :D :D :D.

For ‘Plan B’, I decided to ascend Meall a’Mhuic in Glen Lyon - this would be my 100th Graham.

The drive from Loch Tay to Bridge of Balgie was a bit interesting owing to frost and ice on the road. Once in Glen Lyon, I parked in the large car park at Innerwick.

Near the start there is a sign “Meggernie Estate – No camping” - it would appear that this estate is still not complying with the Outdoor Access Code.

Innerwick War Memorial:
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I followed the track from Innerwick as far as the Allt Ghallabhaich. I took the upper track, with the intention of crossing the burn to re-gain the Meall a’Mhuic track a bit higher up. However, this wasn’t possible due to a six-foot deer fence and a steep drop down to the burn. I therefore descended a few hundred metres back down to the lower track. If doing this walk, stick to the lower track.

Beinn on Lairig an Mhuic track:
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Ascending track towards Meall a’Mhuic:
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After crossing the Allt Ghallabhaich, via a small bridge, we started the ascent of Meall a’Mhuic up an ugly, wide bulldozed track. This bulldozed track is next to what must have been the original land-rover track.

Meall a’Mhuic:
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The view back towards the Lawers range was quite nice this morning.

Looking back towards Lawers range:
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Just over 0.5km from the bridge, we left the wide bulldozed track to follow a zig-zagging landrover track heading up the hill.

Zig-zagging track ascending Meall a' Mhuic:
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Looking back towards Lawers range:
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Glen Lochay hills:
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It didn’t take long to reach the end of the zig-zagging track. After that it was just a case of head for the summit.

Meall a’Mhuic:
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Cam Chreag:
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Beinn was off the lead for most of the walk today. He reached the summit at least five minutes before me and just lay down waiting for me to catch-up.

Beinn waiting at the summit (zoomed):
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The views from the summit were not too bad. I particularly liked the view across to Ben Nevis.

Looking towards Loch Rannoch from the summit of Meall a’Mhuic:
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Ben Nevis from the summit (zoomed):
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View North from the summit:
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Loch Rannoch from the summit:
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After a quick drink at the summit, we returned to the car via the same route.

Descent back towards Innerwick:
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Looking forward to more blue-sky walks this year!
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Re: Meall a'Mhuic (Glen Lyon)

Postby Steve B » Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:44 pm

Just shows you what a fickle thing the weather is. I spent the day in Glen Lochay and the day started well but the clouds rolled in. Only a Glen away and you got views! :evil:
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Re: Meall a'Mhuic (Glen Lyon)

Postby foggieclimber » Mon Jan 16, 2012 4:05 pm

Steve B wrote:Just shows you what a fickle thing the weather is. I spent the day in Glen Lochay and the day started well but the clouds rolled in. Only a Glen away and you got views! :evil:


I watched the clouds roll-in over the Lawers range while on Meall a'Mhuic.
I wasn't so lucky on Beinn Bhalgairean & Meall nan Gabhar on Saturday - in cloud all day.
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Re: Meall a'Mhuic (Glen Lyon)

Postby Johnny Corbett » Mon Jan 16, 2012 4:14 pm

Been waiting on a report of the round i did, good choice to leave it for a better day. Looks like you got a good day for Meall a'Mhuic :)
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Re: Meall a'Mhuic (Glen Lyon)

Postby ChrisW » Mon Jan 16, 2012 5:28 pm

Great wee wander Foggie on a beautiful day, I love that little frost coating with clear skies, this looks like a walk I would have enjoyed. That pic of Beinn looking back at you from the summit made me laugh you can almost see the "what's taking so long" look :lol: great report, really enjoyed it :D
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