Glen Lochay Munros and Corbetts

Between Glen Lyon and Glen Dochart, the peaks encircling Glen Lochay make for a grand day's hiking. There are 5 Munros and 2 Corbetts, all mainly grass covered, with only a few rocky sections encountered. Vast views from the summits, with that from Beinn Sheasgarnich's highest point being the finest in the range.

Main route summary


With over 30km of distance and over 3000m of ascent on fairly rough pathless ground with some long sustained steep ascents, this route can be a serious undertaking. However the varied terrain and changing views keep the interest up and the route feels easier and takes less time than expected.

The hills can be walked over 3 shorter days. Starting from Kenknock, Sgiath Chuil and Meall Glas can be done in one outing, with Beinn Sheasgarnich and Creag Mhor on another day. The route to do Ben Challum on it's own starts and finishes at Tyndrum. Details of these walks are in 'Alternative Routes' below.

In icy conditions Beinn Cheathaich's eastern side and Ben Challum's north-western arm can be slightly challenging. In mist getting to Beinn Sheasgarnich's summit will require some careful navigation.

Nearby Corbett Meall nan Subh requires only 300m of ascent to attain its summit if you drive up the Hydro road. Notice however that this road seems to be unmaintained and is now badly potholed and access is discouraged.


Munros Sgiath Chuill (921m, Munro 269)
Meall Glas (959m, Munro 198)
Ben Challum (1025m, Munro 106)
Creag Mhor (1047m, Munro 83)
Beinn Sheasgarnich (1078m, Munro 62)
 
Corbetts Cam Creag (885m)
Beinn nan Imirean (849m)
Meall nan Subh* (804m)
  *see 'Alternative routes'
 
Ascent 3140m (10,300ft)
Distance   35km (22m)
Time walking : 11hr*
running : 6hr
*Naismith's rule : 4km/h distance + 600m/h ascent

Start/finish   nr Kenknock farm
(grid ref : NN466364)

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Terrain
easy difficult
Navigation
easy testing
Effort
stroll long day
Scenery
ok stunning
 
Meanings  Creag Mhor : 'big crag'
Beinn Sheasgarnich : 'sheltering hill'
Meall Glas : 'green-grey hill'
Sgiath Chuil : 'back wing (sheltering spot)'
Ben Challum : 'Calum's hill'
Cam Creag : 'crooked crag'
Beinn nan Imirean : 'hill of the ridge'
Meall nan Subh : 'hill of the raspberry'




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