Creag Mac Ranaich and Meall an t-Sealladh
by SecretSquirrel » Sun Nov 16, 2014 6:39 pm
Route description: Creag Mac Ranaich and Meall an t-Seallaidh
Corbetts included on this walk: Creag Mac Ranaich, Meall an t-Seallaidh
Date walked: 16/11/2014
Time taken: 5.5 hours
Distance: 20.5 km
Ascent: 1100mRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
A cracking day on the Lochearnhead Corbetts. I followed the WH route description, with some early nav help from other reports here. I don't need to add more, this walk is well covered, I'll let the photos do the talking
Sun rising between Ben Vorlich and Stuc a Chroin
Creag Mac Ranaich ahead
Fording the Kendrum Burn towards CMR
Climb up to CMR
View back with Ben Vorlich and Stuc a Chroin behind
View of CMR's summit from the southern 808m top
Creag Mac Ranaich summir cairn with Killen and the Lawers range
Zoom to Killin and Lawers range
Stob Binnein and Ben More
The ridge to Meall an t-Sealladh
Trig on Meall an t-Sealladh
Trig & cairn on summit
Stob Binnein and Ben More ... again
Ben Vorlich and Stuc a Chroin (again), from summit of Meall an t-Sealladh
Another shot of Loch Earn
View down to Balquhidder
Last look back to Creag Mac Ranaich
Heading back to Loachearnhead with Vorlich and a'Chroin stealing the lime light
by Huff_n_Puff » Sun Nov 16, 2014 8:15 pm
by SecretSquirrel » Mon Nov 17, 2014 5:08 pm
Huff_n_Puff wrote:What an amazing viewpoint these 2 hills make, must add them to the ever growing list Your photos really whet the appetite.
Thanks! These hills were way above my expectations. It was an excellent location for viewing the surrounding Munro's, and the unexpected November clear blue sky and strong sunshine helped too!
by Johnny Corbett » Mon Nov 17, 2014 5:14 pm
by SecretSquirrel » Mon Nov 17, 2014 5:33 pm
Johnny Corbett wrote:Good stuff, glad you got a good day for them. The main thing i remember when i did them was the problems i had crossing the stream, oh yeah and the lack of views i got.
Thankfully the stream wasn't a problem! I got a real soaking last weekend heading for Glas Tulaichean, I missed the path onto the old railway and instead followed the ford across Glen Lochsie Burn in full spate. Having made that mistake meant I had to cross again to get back on path ... proper waist deep drenching lol.
Thses 2 Corbetts were a much nicer day ... and glorious views
by rockhopper » Mon Nov 17, 2014 6:22 pm
by SecretSquirrel » Mon Nov 17, 2014 9:47 pm
rockhopper wrote:Great day for it - lets you get the best of the views though I'd agree it can be tricky getting to the main path to the hill Some nice shots esp the one of the sun rising between Ben Vorlich and Stuc a Chroin - cheers
Your report was a great help finding the path. I remembered your advice and photograph about taking the left gate before the first bridge. Unfortunately I'd forgotten about the second gate and the bridge I did want to cross ...
But i quickly realised my mistake after I'd gone under the bridge and did a quick double back
by Alteknacker » Wed Nov 19, 2014 10:16 am