Schiehallion and neighboursSchiehallion is an identifiable peak from many directions. It stands fairly isolated above Rannoch and Tummel, appearing remarkably pointed from the west and almost whale-back in shape from the south and north.
Many a hill-walker has had their first-Munro experience up Schiehallion !
Main route summary
It should however be noted that this hill has a fine path up to around c870m, thereafter care is needed while crossing the 2km of boulderfield to the summit. On this boulderfield and in mist, the path can easily be lost, so you will need your navigational wits about you !
If planning to be out for a full day, then selecting one or two of nearby Corbetts will extend the day nicely. Meall Tairneachan and Farragon Hill are accessed by a track that begins less than 5km away and continues onto the moorland between the peaks. Beinn a'Chuallaich sits to the north of Schiehallion with less than 500m of ascent from the roadside
|Munros||Schiehallion (1083m, Munro 58)|
Beinn a'Chuallaich* (891m)|
Meall Tairneachan* (787m)
Farragon Hill* (783m)
* see alternative routes below
walking : 3:45hr*
running : 1:10hr
*Naismith's rule : 4km/h distance + 600m/h ascent
Braes of Foss carpark
(grid ref : NN753556)
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|Meanings||Schiehallion : 'hill of the fairies'
Farragon Hill : 'St. Fergan's hill'
Meall Tairneachan : 'thunder hill'
Beinn a'Chuallaich : 'hill of the herding'
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