An early start as I wanted to climb this hill before driving home after a night at Ratagan SYHA.
Just a short drive from the Hostel along the main road and parked to use the path that accesses The Saddle. It was a bright and dry morning. The path leading from the glen to within a few minutes of the summit is excellent and well angled.
I made good progress and despite a long day out yesterday, I felt fine.
I had a short stop en route for a snack and to fill my water bottle as the streams were looking quite dry. Thereafter, I set out on the long section of path contouring under Meallan Odhar - again quite easy going, with the views opening out all the time.
Once at the col, I was able to strike out along the ridge line to the cairn. There were traces of a path from time to time, but the route was never in doubt. Great views over to The Saddle.
At the cairn there was a lovely view of the surrounding hills, although you are not high enough to see over them for a more extensive outlook.
I came back down the same way and was back at the car in the late morning.
A cracking week hill set amongst some of the finest scenery in the country.
Share your personal walking route experiences in Scotland, and comment on other peoples' reports.
Warning Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. Summer routes may not be viable or appropriate in winter. See winter information on our skills and safety pages for more information.