Meall Buidhe (Glen Ogle)

Grahams: Meall Buidhe

Date walked: 14/08/2019

Time taken: 2.5 hours

Distance: 6.9km

Ascent: 456m

I parked at the small car park next to the burger van at the top of Glen Ogle and once booted and suited headed through the gate and up the zig zag track that leads to the transmitter station. There is no clear path from here and with the cloud cover being very low and Meall Buidhe nowhere in sight, I took a bearing I headed off up into the cloud. The route takes you up through the heather and across the odd boggy bit climbing higher and higher till eventually I reached the summit.
There are two cairns at the top (Which I never understand, to my way of thinking there should just be one and that one should mark the true summit)


Unfortunately there were no views of the surrounding hills from the top so I decided to stop for a coffee and my cheese and pickle sandwiches hoping that the clouds would shift and offer up some views later. Coffee and sandwiches finished and no improvement in the views I decided to head back down the hill. I had originally planned to visit Beinn Leabhainn but with the cloud being so low that I couldn't see it I decided to give it a miss.
As I got further down the hill the clouds opened up and started to offer some views of my surroundings, I did consider heading back up to the summit to get some pics but saw that more low clouds were rolling in, so didnt.

View back up towards Meall Buidhe.

View of Beinn Leabhainn and Loch Tay im sure.

As I trudged further on the transmitter now came into view. Its always good to see that your going in the right direction :)

And even some views across Glen Ogle.

Then it was back to the transmitter and follow the track back down to the start. Even catching a glimpse of four red deer in a small clearing.

All in all not a very strenuous walk and it was a pity about the views but I did enjoy being out in the fresh air :)

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