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Meall Ghaordaidh

Meall Ghaordaidh


Postby gman » Fri Oct 05, 2012 6:26 pm

Route description: Meall Ghaordaidh from Glen Lochay

Munros included on this walk: Meall Ghaordaidh

Date walked: 04/10/2012

Time taken: 3.5 hours

Distance: 9.5 km

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Did this on Thurs, quick walk and quite enjoyable despite being pretty undramatic from Glen Lochay. I was first at the car park at 10am, but more walkers appeared as the day went on - not much room to park & late arrivals tend to squeeze in so it might be tricky getting the car back out.

Walked back to gate with sign for hill:
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Then continued on towards the gate/stile, the shoulder is the route up:
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Snowy peaks down Glen Lochay:
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Cairn & pole mark the spot where the path leaves the track:
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Grassy hill, not too wet and the gradient eases off about 600m:
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Camera breather & view back down:
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Less steep now & I could see the top. There are peat hags up here so it could get really boggy if wet:
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Met a descending woman who said views at the top were great, I could see cloud moving in so I tried to get to the cairn before the clag set in. Lawers range:
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Top was in cloud when I got there, had a sandwich and got the sticks ready for descent when suddenly the views opened up, camera out for a few snaps:
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Could see a half dozen deer running about on the Glen Lyon side, headed back down and met a couple who'd been talking to a stalker - he asked where they were headed and told them this hill was OK today but Glen Lyon hills were best avoided. I met him later too & he was pretty friendly so I nearly told him where I'd seen the deer :D

Quick descent, met a few others on the way up. Bit of snow at the top, easily avoided but enough for a few snowballs. Back to Glen Lochay:
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Re: Meall Ghaordaidh

Postby Paula Hubens » Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:03 pm

Those autumn colours are stunning! Good timing as well to get views at the summit. :D
I did this one from Glen Lyon, which also makes for a great walk.
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