Meall an Tarsaid (Loch Ness) short from the East with Kids

Sub 2000s: Meall an Tarsaid

Date walked: 23/01/2022

Time taken: 2 hours

Distance: 2km

Ascent: 210m

The shortest way up Meall an Tarsaid from the East with Kids (8, 11, 17)

Total distance - 1.93 km
Total time - 2h00m
Walking time - 0h53m
Altitude gain - 205 m

The way from the east side of Meall an Tarsaid is the shortest one. And there are no fences you have to climb over like from other sides of the hill.

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We parked by the side of the passing place close to the gate:

The kissing gate was unusable because of mud but the gate was not locked:

Behind the gate we continued through the sparse forest. We tried to follow a faint path but the ground was very boggy (like a sponge full of water) so we were rather looking for drier places on which we could step.

As we came out of the wood we continued over the bracken. That was a little less boggy:

The best way was across the heather (a mix of grass and heather). There I said - I love heather :-D

Heading towards the gully:

The gully was quite good walkable, a bit steep with shorter rocky sections:

View back:

Past the gully the summit is immediately on the right side up.

Conni on the summit (behind left - Beinn a'Bhacaidh we did it same day later):

A kid on the summit :) :

On the summit was quite strong wind therefore we headed down soon.
We took a bit of a different way down but I think the way up was better, easier to walk, less heather.

On the way down:


First hill for this day done. Second one was Beinn a'Bhacaidh.

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Location: Moray
Activity: Hill Bagger

Munros: 5
Corbetts: 10
Grahams: 14
Sub 2000: 60

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Distance: 111.4 km
Ascent: 6507m
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