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Creise and Meall a’Bhuiridh

A demanding walk over a popular Munro best known for ski-ing to reach a second, less frequented Munro summit.

A demanding walk over a popular Munro best known for ski-ing to reach a second, less frequented Munro summit.

From the Glencoe Mountain Resort car park the route climbs south west under the chairlift then up the north ridge of Meall a’Bhuiridh to its 1108m summit. From there we descend on stony ground to a bealach at 932m then steeply up to reach the long ridge of which the Creise summit at 1100m is the highest point. The return route is back over Meall a’Bhuiridh.

If you would like to see a route map in Google Earth for this walk, please  click here to download – Tryst_XH_Meall_a’Bhuiridh.  You will need to have Google Earth downloaded on your PC/tablet in order to view.  This file will also show the ‘rise and fall’ of the walk if you choose ‘Edit’, then ‘Show Elevation Profile’.

Walk date:
Tuesday 8th October, 2019
Walk leader:
Gordon Morrison
Crieff meet time / Walk start time:
7:45 am / 9:30 am
Walk end time / Crieff return time:
3:30 pm / 5:00 pm (estimated)
Extra Hard
Total distance / Total ascent / High point:
10.5 km / 1100 m / 1108 m
Car sharing
Ticket price:
Tickets are sold out or not yet/no longer on sale.


Safety notesGear requiredMap of start locationWalk T&Cs

Walk duration - 6hrs The lower part of the route has boggy sections, and the terrain higher up is steep, rough and stony. There is some mild scrambling on one side of the col between the two summits. If weather forecasts indicate that conditions at higher levels will be hazardous, particularly because of high winds speeds and/or sustained heavy rain, an alternative low-level and relatively sheltered walk in Glen Artney will be offered. A circular route of approx. 14k, with 450m ascent and not going above 350m altitude.

For Medium, Hard and Extra Hard walks we ask walkers to make sure they have full hillwalking gear, by which we mean definitely the following: Boots, warm clothing, warm/quick drying trousers (not denim jeans), waterproof jacket and over trousers, rucsac, hat, gloves, spare fleece, packed lunch, spare food and drink, small personal first aid kit including any medications, mobile phone, headtorch, and bivvy bag if you have one, and possibly also these other items, depending on personal preference: Gaiters, rucsac cover, walking poles, spare socks, map, compass, GPS, lipsalve, camera.

1. Risk.
The nature of hill walking potentially involves leaders or other participants in providing close assistance to others. For everybody’s protection those people classified as ‘vulnerable adults’ or young people under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an appropriate carer or responsible adult. No special arrangements are available to provide independent supervision for vulnerable people, and the accompanying carer takes full responsibility for them. The carer or parent is best placed to judge the capability of their charges.

2. Children.
We do ask that you only bring children on a walk if you are confident that they will be able to complete it comfortably. At all times, children must be accompanied by an appropriate adult who must take full responsibility for them.

3. Lower age limits.
No children under the age of 16 are allowed on Extra Hard or Hard walks. Children over the age of 12 are permitted on Medium and Easy walks provided that they are accompanied by a responsible adult.

4. Dogs.
In common with other similar events and in consideration for others, dogs are not allowed (guide dogs excepted).

5. Smoking.
Please do not smoke on walks, out of consideration to others.

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