Meall Dearg from the north

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If you want to avoid the scrambling on the Aonach Eagach, this approach to Meall Dearg - the Munro in the centre of the ridge - avoids any scrambling. The going is boggy but the summit rewards with fabulous views of this amazing ridge.


Rough path, very boggy in places, steep ground on ridge but no difficulties.

Public Transport

Nearest bus Kinlochleven.


Caolasnacon. 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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