The Tarmachan Ridge
by Dunfie » Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:21 am
Route description: The Tarmachan Ridge
Munros included on this walk: Meall nan Tarmachan
Date walked: 04/06/2012
Time taken: 4.5 hours
Distance: 12 km3 people think this report is great. Register or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
Views from the carpark
Its a very good path from the carpark, nothing too steep until the short climb near the top of Meall nan Tarmachan. We got some good views on the way up.
Meall Garbh on ascent of Meall nan Tarmachan
A closer view of Meall Garbh
Ben Lawers, & Beinn Ghlas
It doesn't take too long to reach Meall nan Tarmachan and you get a feel for the walk ahead.
View to Meall Garbh from just before Meall nan Tarmachan
Cameron at Cairn with Ben Lawers in the background
The ridge just after the summit of Meall Garbh
Looking back on Meall Garbh
Nice views down to Glen Lyon
View to Beinn nan Eachan from Meall Garbh
The scramble down from here wasn't too bad - we managed to shuffle down the awkward bit without any issues. I can imagine it being a bit treacherous in the wet or ice. When you get down below the path that misses out the scramble is obvious so on hindsight it might have been useful to have been looking out for it. From here it was an easy walk over to Beinn nan Eachan - and an early lunch.
View back to Meall Garbh from Beinn nan Eachan
View to Creag na Caillich from Beinn nan Eachan (Ben More and Stob Binnien in the background).
We got to the bottom of the Beinn nan Eachan but decided to carry on up to Creag na Caillich before retracing back to the bealach that drops down to the quarry and land rover track.
The Tarmachan Ridge from Creag na Caillich
I think we were lucky with the walk down to the track as it wasn't too boggy but I can imagine it being really heavy going most of the year. Once at the bottom is was a nice easy stroll along the track back to the car.
View of The Tarmachan Ridge from the landrover track.
by Malckyb » Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:54 am
by 2dalmatians » Tue Jun 05, 2012 3:27 pm
by Dunfie » Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:23 pm
by Johnny Corbett » Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:33 pm
by Dunfie » Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:48 pm
by L-Hiking » Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:07 pm
Cheers for sharing