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Meall an t-Seallaidh from Balquhidder

Meall an t-Seallaidh from Balquhidder


Postby U059361 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:36 am

Corbetts included on this walk: Meall an t-Seallaidh

Date walked: 15/04/2012

Time taken: 3 hours

Distance: 7 km

Ascent: 737m

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Participants: Isabel and Joe
Weather: Sunny periods, a few heavy clouds and brief shower of snow.
Route: forest track, faint footpath, open hillside.
Wildlife: couple of buzzards
Special Interest: Rob Roy's grave

Parked car at car park for Rob Roy's grave. We walked up track to right of church and joined track for Kirkton Glan and Creag an Tuirc. we went to the latter, turning off main track and following a footpath throught the trees.
At Creag an Tuirc great view of Loch Voil. we had a coffee and tunnocks sitting on the bench provided.
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View up Loch Voil from Creag an Tuirc

Walked over to the gate and route back down, but we turned right, not left and followed old track through trees to a gate into next field. we then walked straight up the side of the fence to Creag Mhullaich where we sat and had lunch in a sheltered spot. Great views of Vorlich etc from here.
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Vorlich and pals from Creag Mhullaich

From here we simply walked up the steep slope roughly above an old fence line but going straight towards the top once we could see it.
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Somebody left the gate open, bad form. the top is just visible, craggy bit

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Cliffs at end of Kirkton Glan and Rob Roy's Putting Stone.

Met the fence again at the top to reach the summit. Hit the snow line up there. A few tracks in the snow, not many people been up here recently.
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the top with Ben More in background

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Loch Earn from top

After a good look round and photos, a scriffing of snow falling, headed back down the same way.
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Looking over the gate, the view of Loch Voil

At Creag an Tuirc we walked back down the track and had a look round the church before sitting in the car and finishing our coffee.

A simple walk and simply great views.
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