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Meall an t Seallaidh from Balquhidder, a wee quickie

Corbetts: Meall an t-Seallaidh

Date walked: 07/06/2022

Time taken: 3 hours

Distance: 7.5km

Ascent: 713m

I walked to the top of Meall an t Seallaid in March of this year.
The weather was cold and cloudy, with no views at the top.
Forecast was good for today so I drove up to Balquidder, parked at the old graveyard, had the obligatory look at the grave of Rob Roy and started walking about 8.30.


ImageRob Roy grave by robert irvine, on Flickr

After a steep but short climb through the trees you arrive at Creag an Tuirc, a grassy knoll atop a crag, the ancient rallying place of Clan MacLaren.
The view along Loch Voil was stunning.
Sat for a little while, it was so peaceful.

ImageCreag an Tuirc view by robert irvine, on Flickr

Left the viewpoint and followed a rough path for a short distance through the trees before emerging out onto the open hillside.
Steep initial section up to around 500 metres, then it eases off.
Ground was reasonably dry, only a few slightly boggy bits on the upper slopes.
I basically followed the fence all the way up to the summit.
It tends to disappear a bit on the upper slopes, but you can always pick out the old posts in the distance.
Navigation was not a problem in this weather, I had the summit in view for a while.

ImageLoch Voil by robert irvine, on Flickr

ImageMother and child by robert irvine, on Flickr

ImageWaterfall ( no water ) by robert irvine, on Flickr

ImageMeall an t-Seallaidh summit by robert irvine, on Flickr

ImageBen More and Stob Binnein by robert irvine, on Flickr

ImageI'm looking at ewe by robert irvine, on Flickr

ImageAlmost there by robert irvine, on Flickr

A small herd of deer crossed in front of me just before the summit.

ImageOh deer by robert irvine, on Flickr

ImageClose up by robert irvine, on Flickr

ImageTrig point by robert irvine, on Flickr

Slight breeze at the top.
Took some photos then found a nice sheltered spot and had a seat for a good 30 minutes or so, why hurry.

ImageLoch Earn, Ben Vorlich, Stuc a Chroin and Beinn Each by robert irvine, on Flickr


ImageBen Vorlich and Stuc a Chroin by robert irvine, on Flickr

ImageLoch Earn by robert irvine, on Flickr

ImageCreag Mac Ranaich and beyond by robert irvine, on Flickr

ImageLawers range by robert irvine, on Flickr

ImageBreadalbane by robert irvine, on Flickr

ImageBridge of Orchy direction by robert irvine, on Flickr

ImageBen Ledi and Benvane by robert irvine, on Flickr

ImageStob a Choin by robert irvine, on Flickr

Headed south east along the ridge for a bit before dropping down to Creag Mhullaich.
Found a nice spot to sit and just admired the view for a while.

ImageStuc a Chroin by robert irvine, on Flickr

ImageBen Vorlich, pointy from this angle by robert irvine, on Flickr

ImageBeinn Each by robert irvine, on Flickr

ImageWalker approaching summit, Ben Vorlich by robert irvine, on Flickr

ImageView to Kinghouse hotel by robert irvine, on Flickr

ImageLoch Lubnaig direction by robert irvine, on Flickr

Cut across the hillside, ferns are knee high already and back into the trees at the bottom corner.
Sat at the view point again for a little break.
I spent as much time sitting as I did walking.
Down to the church again for the drive home.
Cracking little walk, weather was great.



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