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Meall Ghordaidh from Glen Lyon

Meall Ghordaidh from Glen Lyon

Postby nathan79 » Thu May 24, 2012 10:43 pm

Munros included on this walk: Meall Ghaordaidh

Date walked: 22/05/2012

Time taken: 5.5 hours

Distance: 7 km

Ascent: 738m

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I'd been thinking about this one for a while, i'd always had intentions of doing it from the more frequently taken Glen Lochay route, but i'd pencilled in Meall Buidhe for this day too and it meant an easier drive between hills.
I was the lone car when i parked up by the bridge just before Cashlie power station. I'd actually ended up here last summer when i took a wrong turn and set off on what i thought was Stuchd an Lochain! Doh!
I had a route laid out in my gps, but the estate information boards suggested a different, more appealing path up so i took that route.
Pretty much a case of heading across the bridge and straight up. There's a new fence running up and across the hillside, no stiles but there's a handy gate.
As you continue up round the side of Creag Loaghain there's an obvious waterfall that you can follow for a reasonable way up through this steep section. Some boggy ground after this but ti's straightforward up to the summit.

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parking/start point

gate in the fence




Tempted to pop across to bag the Corbett Beinn nan Oighreag, but too much ascent and descent across the Lairig Luaidhe when i still had another Munro to do

A far shorter route than that from Glen Lochay, but with two months away from proper hills and too much beer i think my time shows how much i toiled! :lol:
Last edited by nathan79 on Sun Jul 15, 2012 10:19 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Meall Ghordaidh from Glen Lyon

Postby LeithySuburbs » Thu May 24, 2012 11:04 pm

I always like to see an alternative route up any hill :) . The lower slopes don't look much fun but after that it looks no too bad.
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Re: Meall Ghordaidh from Glen Lyon

Postby malky_c » Fri May 25, 2012 9:01 am

Glad to see this route getting more attention, as it is much more interesting than the usual one 8)
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Re: Meall Ghordaidh from Glen Lyon

Postby dogplodder » Fri May 25, 2012 9:58 am

Interesting to see it done this way.

Always thought Ghaordaidh looked more impressive from this side. :wink:
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Re: Meall Ghordaidh from Glen Lyon

Postby Fudgie » Fri May 25, 2012 10:08 am

I've done it twice from the other side and it's not the most exciting. The next time I head for it (I fancy doing the Corbett) I'll give this route a go.
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Re: Meall Ghordaidh from Glen Lyon

Postby jonny616 » Fri May 25, 2012 10:59 am

Nice one Nathan. as others have said nice to see it from it's more interesting side 8)
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Re: Meall Ghordaidh from Glen Lyon

Postby ChrisW » Sat May 26, 2012 5:58 pm

You may have toiled mate, but you made it....no doubt sweating beer as you went...I know the feeling :lol:
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Re: Meall Ghordaidh from Glen Lyon

Postby Louise993 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:28 pm

Heay Nathan

Great discription as i quite fancy doing it from Glen Lyon and your pics gave me a clearer idea of where to park etc . Cheers. Heading over there next week
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Re: Meall Ghordaidh from Glen Lyon

Postby jmoran12 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:42 pm

hey nathan
camped out at the bottom of this as well climbed up to ghordaidh .. we carried on .coming of at the other end in glen lochay. walked to kenknock . then up the hill to pubil . then back to the car, .was a long day tho .
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Re: Meall Ghordaidh from Glen Lyon

Postby Butterscotch » Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:15 pm

Fab report - aiming to do this tomorrow 😊
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