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Schiehallion – Hill of the Caledonians

Schiehallion is A familiar and well known mountain.  Its iconic whaleback ridge is impressive from any viewpoint and provides striking views across Rannoch Moor and Loch Tummel.  Schiehallion has a prominent place in scientific discovery being the site of experiments in 1774 to measure gravitational pull or what was known as ‘the attraction of mountains’ and subsequently experiments that made use of early contour lines.

The majority of the route is over a good track (substantially repaired in recent years). The last two hundred metres of ascent, about 2km of walking, is over scattered boulders following an indistinct track so good ankle supporting footwear is a must.



Walk date:
Saturday 29th May, 2021
Walk leader:
Kim Osborne
Walk start time:
9:00 am
Walk end time:
2:30 pm (estimated)
Total distance / Total ascent / High point:
10 km / 730 m / 1083 m
Ticket price:
Tickets are sold out or not yet/no longer on sale.
Safety notesGear requiredMap of start locationWalk T&Cs

The majority of the route is over a good track. The last two hundred metres of ascent is over scattered boulders following an indistinct track. Good ankle supporting footwear is a must. In the event of adverse weather the alternative walk offered will be - Ben Chonzie from Glen Lednock.

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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