Mealna Letter and Loch Beanie

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A great circuit climbing to the summit of Mealna Letter with good views before descending to Loch Beanie to return along the Cateran Trail in Glen Shee. Very boggy at the start and near Loch Beanie.


Moorland, pathless in places, very boggy, return on signed Cateran Trail, very short road section.

Public Transport

None to start.


Layby on B951 at Angus / Perthshire boundary between Cray and Fortar. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

Hillwalking in Winter

Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. All route descriptions and difficulties given here are for summer conditions. See our Winter Skills page for basic information on the essential skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.

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