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Meall Corranaich and Meall a’Choire Leith

The walk starts from the Ben Lawers car park above Loch Tay and below the Lochan na Lairige reservoir.  We take a gentle gradient up through the nature reserve with its unique arctic-alpine flora.  We then follow the well defined path up Coire Odhar to the bealach between Beinn Ghlas and Meall Corranaich.  From this point we make the short walk over steeper ground to the summit of Corranaich (1069m).

Our route then takes us due north along the broad ridge towards Meall a’ Choire Leith.  After a short descent we will climb the remaining 150m to the summit of Meall a’ Choire Leith (926m).  Following our second munro of the day we will continue north and start our descent into Glen Lyon.  We come off the flank of Sron Eic over some steeper ground and follow a route down to Gleann Da Eig and then to the settlement at Balmenoch where we cross the bridge over the River Lyon and our transport awaiting at Camusvrachan

If time permits we will take in a short detour to the ‘The Praying Hands’ or Fionn’s Rock as we descend into Glen Lyon.  This extraordinary rock formation stands several metres high on a rocky outcrop.  It was said to have been split in two by an arrow fired by the legendary Celtic hero Fingal, or Fionn mac Cumhaill (Finn McCool).

Walk date:
Thursday 10th October, 2019
Walk leader:
Gil Martin
Crieff meet time / Walk start time:
7:30 am / 8:45 am
Walk end time / Crieff return time:
3:00 pm / 4:15 pm (estimated)
Extra Hard
Total distance / Total ascent / High point:
13 km / 775 m / 1069 m
Minibus provided
Ticket price:
Tickets are sold out or not yet/no longer on sale.


Safety notesGear requiredMap of start locationWalk T&Cs

Walk duration 6.5hrs. If bad weather does not permit the Meall Corranaich and Meall a'Choire Leith walk we will undertake a low level walk from Ledcharrie in Glen Dochart following the line of the disused railway then through Gleann Dubh and Glen Kendrum to Lochearnhead (13km). If weather improves during the walk we will climb the Corbett Creag mac Ranaich (809m)

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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