The Tarmachan Ridge

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Meall nan Tarmachan is one of the easier Munros to reach in good weather thanks to a high level start point, but it is really just the start of a rocky ridge traverse which is one of the most interesting in the Southern Highlands. There is a short, avoidable scramble on the descent from Meall Garbh.


Good path to Munro summit and long ridge. Meall Garbh has a narrow ridge and an avoidable rocky scramble on the descent. After leaving the ridge the route crosses rough, boggy ground until it reaches a quarry, with only traces of a path. Finish on good track.

Public Transport

No public transport to the start.


Ben Lawers car park (charge). Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

Deer Stalking information

Land south of ridge: National Trust for Scotland. No stalking issues.
West of Beinn nan Eachan: Boreland Estate. Stalking between mid July and 20 Oct. No stalking Sundays. The main routes up and down are always OK. If further information is needed please phone 01567 829053.

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