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Glen Lyon

Glen Lyon


Postby 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

Ascent: 1600m

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Original plan was for a camping trip to Glen Lyon to take in the six corbetts – with a worsening forecast for the Sunday, took the decision to curtail the trip to a day and return some time later. Took a bit longer than expected after passing through Killin due to the number of sheep and lambs on and at the side of the road.

Saturday morning - Meall Buidhe, Sron a'Choire Chnapanich


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Set off westwards along the path above the dam past more sheep

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View over the dam

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Continued on the path until reaching a dry stane dyke. Just after it, headed up the hillside with Meall Daill coming into view.

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View towards Meall Buidhe

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Loch Lyon

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Decided against the direct route up due to some snow patches and the extra descent/ascent

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Headed up and round to the west – view looking back

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Still some deep snow patches around

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Then on to the summit

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Stopped for food and photos before heading off eastwards towards Sron a'Choire Chnapanich

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Went past a couple of wee lochans

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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)

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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.

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Straightforward walk to the summit

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Blues skies were being replaced by cloud rolling in from the west – getting a bit overcast

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Short break then headed south

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Old fence posts as a guide – with the trees in the distance on the other side of the glen as a target

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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 [1] - Meall nan Subh


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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

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Up over Creag na h-lolaire

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Summit in sight over some peat hags

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Looking down to Pubil

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Stronuich reservoir

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Cairn

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Getting ever more cloudy

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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 [2] - Meall nam Maigheach


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Left the car and set off northwards towards a dry stane dyke.

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Then just followed to the right of the dyke north-east then north to its end.

Lochan na Lairige

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Meall nan Tarmachan

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Meall Corranaich

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Got to the end of the dyke then turned east for a very short walk to the summit.

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An Stuc etal

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Short walk back to the dry stane dyke

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Followed it back down to the road

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Lamb beside its mother on the way down

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Got changed and drove back home in plenty of time for dinner......and the Eurovision song contest :shock: :wink:
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Re: Glen Lyon

Postby malky_c » Wed May 27, 2015 9:16 am

Better weather down there than we had in the north :) . I remember doing exactly this set of walks a couple of years ago - wanted to include Beinn nan Oighreag as well, but couldn't find the energy.
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Re: Glen Lyon

Postby kev_russ » Wed May 27, 2015 10:19 am

A wee busy and braw day :)
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Re: Glen Lyon

Postby basscadet » Wed May 27, 2015 10:47 am

Oh lovely photae of the Dotterel.. Must of been quite near her nest for her to stick around :)

I have a soft spot for Glen Lyon - well overdue a visit back - looked lovely :D
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Re: Glen Lyon

Postby BlackPanther » Wed May 27, 2015 2:54 pm

Some good Corbetts to add to my wishlist... I was told that Meall nan Subh was a boring, boggy lump, but it doesn't look like it in your report :wink:

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!
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Re: Glen Lyon

Postby RiverSong » Wed May 27, 2015 3:11 pm

I have a soft spot for Glen Lyon too, really enjoyed this report. Lovely photos.
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Re: Glen Lyon

Postby Mountainlove » Wed May 27, 2015 3:49 pm

Its great to read about all the Corbetts. Those you did looked like a great few . Thanks for sharing and some great pictures as well!! :D
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Re: Glen Lyon

Postby Gordie12 » Wed May 27, 2015 8:27 pm

Hell of a day that RH.

It's given me a few ideas as I've only done the Munros in this part of the country.
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Re: Glen Lyon

Postby PeteR » Wed May 27, 2015 8:31 pm

I as on Meall nan Subh myself on Bank Holiday Monday. Walked up from Kenknock, rather than destroy my car's suspension to gain the height more quickly. Then returned down beside a fence/dry stone wall that landed me back at the parking area. Really enjoyed the hill :D Gives some great views all round too :D Might get some photos posted up at some point :wink:
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Re: Glen Lyon

Postby simon-b » Wed May 27, 2015 10:28 pm

Nice to see some unfamiliar (to me) summits in a familiar area. And good to see clear weather around there too. The glens and lochs of the Southern Highlands make great starting points for walks, so there's a lot more to the region than just the hills.
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Re: Glen Lyon

Postby Collaciotach » Wed May 27, 2015 10:58 pm

A good wander there and lucky with the weather .......been desperate poor in the West !
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Re: Glen Lyon

Postby mountain thyme » Wed May 27, 2015 11:51 pm

Youve been busy RH :) Nice one
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Re: Glen Lyon

Postby dogplodder » Thu May 28, 2015 10:41 am

Looks like you got same weather as we did in Glen Feshie - brilliant blue in morning to heavy grey in afternoon but still with good views under cloud blanket. Good report. :D
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