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Meall Buidhe (Glen Lyon), Stuchd an Lochain

Meall Buidhe (Glen Lyon), Stuchd an Lochain


Postby gman » Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:51 pm

Route description: Meall Buidhe

Munros included on this walk: Meall Buidhe (Glen Lyon), Stuchd an Lochain

Date walked: 18/09/2012

Time taken: 6.5 hours

Distance: 17 km

Ascent: 1277m

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Not the most exciting hills but good views so I'm glad I got good weather. GPS showed the car was already around 410m so that's the hard part done :)

14 miles on single track, had to open a large gate on the road to the dam, got parked & set off about 10:40. Sign at the start of the track to Meall Buidhe:
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Followed the track round and started up from the cairn. Met a couple later who went directly up & had a miserable time in the bog.
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Straightforward grassy/muddy ascent with views back down to Loch an Daimh:
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Mud:
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Further up, headed for a bealach and the top on the left starts the ridge round to Meall Buidhe:
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Cairn:
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Great views all round here, Rannoch Moor to Glen Coe:
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Met a few others who had been up Stuchd an Lochain before, it's not as wet but was steep at the start. Had a look across the loch:
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Great having a car at halfway point, stocked up with more water & headed round on the road. There's a locked gate before the dam, climbed over and walked to cairn at start of path:
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Path started off heading west, then straight up. Bit of mud at the start and there was a stream running down the path - scree & muddy grass but not too bad. View down:
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Got to the ridge & metal fence posts, looking down Glen Lyon:
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Then west again to a top at 888m and from there a couple of kms round to the summit:
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Bit windy here & was getting briefly battered by hailstones, top:
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End of the rainbow:
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Cairn and some views from the top:
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Glen Coe hills again, good view of the Buachaille:
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Then back along the path, a cairn marks the beginning of the descent back down to the loch:
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Nobody else doing the 2 hills today and I was the only car left when I got back. Group of highland cattle had decided to chill out on the single track road, so I drove very slowly past them :? Passed a sign in Killin, think there's no through road after 8pm for resurfacing? and Crianlarich-Tarbet closed 10-6 for same reason (loads of unmarked ramps on loch road).
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Re: Meall Buidhe (Glen Lyon), Stuchd an Lochain

Postby mrssanta » Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:33 pm

most of the reports i've read on these seem to be in grotty weather, so it's nice to see sunshine on them
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Re: Meall Buidhe (Glen Lyon), Stuchd an Lochain

Postby Fudgie » Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:47 pm

I would do these two in a circuit that goes round the loch as if I got back to the car after one of them I wouldn't do the second :oops:
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Re: Meall Buidhe (Glen Lyon), Stuchd an Lochain

Postby gman » Wed Sep 19, 2012 5:18 pm

mrssanta wrote:most of the reports i've read on these seem to be in grotty weather, so it's nice to see sunshine on them


After doing a few in the clag I'm trying to avoid grotty weather, think these 2 would be fairly dull without the views.

Fudgie wrote:I would do these two in a circuit that goes round the loch as if I got back to the car after one of them I wouldn't do the second :oops:


Had the same idea, had to activate the willpower! :lol:
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Re: Meall Buidhe (Glen Lyon), Stuchd an Lochain

Postby Driftwood » Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:04 pm

Some great views there and you were lucky with the weather too (overlooking a few showers or hailstones).

I walked Meall Buide 2 weeks ago in comparable conditions, with a brisk breeze and a broken cloud ceiling above, but I'm sure I could see (if not name) at least 25% of the Munros from the top. I didn't get to walk the Stuchd, though due to my brother being tired, rather than any lack of willpower on my part! But your report gives a good idea of what to expect on the ground, thanks.
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Re: Meall Buidhe (Glen Lyon), Stuchd an Lochain

Postby duff777 » Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:23 pm

Was up on other Munro today lovely weather ,but the views are brilliant from these two Meall Buidhe still as boggy as ever is the only bad point
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