Meall nan Tarmachan
A challenging and rewarding circular walk that gives wonderful views across Perthshire. To the East the view is constrained by Beinn Ghlas and Ben Lawers although they are a great view in themselves. North is Glen Lyon, Glen Lyon Horseshoe, West is Ben More and (weather permitting) views extending well beyond. Please note, there are two challenging points on this walk, where the route narrows and is exposed as the hill falls away steeply. This walk would therefore not suit someone that may feel unstable at height and being exposed with steep ground falling away either side of them.
Following a good path we have a steady and, in some places, steep ascent to the Munro summit of Meall nan Tarmachan, then onto Meall Garbh and a narrow rocky ridge traverse then on to Beinn nan Eachan. There is a short scramble on the descent from Beinn nan Eachan to the bealach before ascending Creag na Caillich via a short ledge. To complete the circular we descend back to the bealach and take a steady traverse across some boggy terrain to a disused stone quarry, then follow a good land rover track back to the car park.
If you would like to see a route map in Google Earth for this walk, please click here to download – Tryst_XH_Tarmachan. 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 duration - 7 hrs Please note, there are two challenging points on this walk, where the route narrows and is exposed as the hill falls away steeply. Therefore this would not suit someone that may feel unstable at height and being exposed with steep ground falling away either side of them. Good tread on walking boots an advantage.
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.
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.
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.
In common with other similar events and in consideration for others, dogs are not allowed (guide dogs excepted).
Please do not smoke on walks, out of consideration to others.