by rockhopper » Tue May 26, 2015 11:12 pm
Route description: Meall Buidhe and Sron a' Choire Chnapanich, Glen Lyon
Corbetts included on this walk: Meall Buidhe, Meall nam Maigheach, Meall nan Subh, Sron a'Choire Chnapanich
Date walked: 23/05/2015
Time taken: 7.25 hours
Distance: 21 km
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Saturday morning - Meall Buidhe, Sron a'Choire Chnapanich
Set off westwards along the path above the dam past more sheep
View over the dam
Continued on the path until reaching a dry stane dyke. Just after it, headed up the hillside with Meall Daill coming into view.
View towards Meall Buidhe
Decided against the direct route up due to some snow patches and the extra descent/ascent
Headed up and round to the west – view looking back
Still some deep snow patches around
Then on to the summit
Stopped for food and photos before heading off eastwards towards Sron a'Choire Chnapanich
Went past a couple of wee lochans
Snow patches on the edge above the corrie – wasn’t sure how far they extended so decided on the more direct route down (to the left of the snow patch)
Crossed the burn at the bottom then headed up avoiding most of the peat hags on the way. Looking back the snow patch wasn’t as big as I thought it might be.
Straightforward walk to the summit
Blues skies were being replaced by cloud rolling in from the west – getting a bit overcast
Short break then headed south
Old fence posts as a guide – with the trees in the distance on the other side of the glen as a target
Back at the car, it was just past midday. Drove a few miles down the road to Kenknock and parked close to the Lochan Learg nan Lunn for some lunch. The road was pot holed in a number of places but driveable albeit did have to drop to first gear in places.
Saturday afternoon  - Meall nan Subh
Left the car and walked a wee bit down the road to find a suitable starting point. Then headed uphill to the left of some crags.
Looking back towards Beinn Sheasgarnich
Up over Creag na h-lolaire
Summit in sight over some peat hags
Looking down to Pubil
Getting ever more cloudy
Headed back down to the car meeting another walker on his way up. He advised against driving down to Kenknock as the road surface was very badly potholed - cited one point where the road on either side of the middle was almost non existent with the middle section being badly marked by cars’ sumps.
Drove back up to Glen Lyon then part way down the Ben Lawers road - parked in a wee lay-by (recalled malkyC mentioning this previously) at NN581422 as had spotted that the space further to the south had been filled earlier by campers.
Saturday afternoon  - Meall nam Maigheach
Left the car and set off northwards towards a dry stane dyke.
Then just followed to the right of the dyke north-east then north to its end.
Lochan na Lairige
Meall nan Tarmachan
Got to the end of the dyke then turned east for a very short walk to the summit.
An Stuc etal
Short walk back to the dry stane dyke
Followed it back down to the road
Lamb beside its mother on the way down
Got changed and drove back home in plenty of time for dinner......and the Eurovision song contest
by malky_c » Wed May 27, 2015 9:16 am
by basscadet » Wed May 27, 2015 10:47 am
I have a soft spot for Glen Lyon - well overdue a visit back - looked lovely
by BlackPanther » Wed May 27, 2015 2:54 pm
I also have a soft spot for Lyon, last week we climbed Meall Garbh & Greigh from Invervar. Much more interesting route than the classic approach from Loch Tay, I think. And no problems with parking!
by RiverSong » Wed May 27, 2015 3:11 pm
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by Mountainlove » Wed May 27, 2015 3:49 pm
by Gordie12 » Wed May 27, 2015 8:27 pm
It's given me a few ideas as I've only done the Munros in this part of the country.
by PeteR » Wed May 27, 2015 8:31 pm
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