Above Loch an Daimh - Stuchd an Lochain and Meall Buidhe

The hills above Loch an Daimh are not particularly dramatic or outstanding. Although not far from the populated areas of Stirling and Perth, they somehow feel remote and it is this that makes them particularly memorable.

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Meall Buidhe is the name given to the top of a vast flat area of heather and grass to the north of Loch an Daimh. Stuchd an Lochain is more defined with the summit cairn perched precariously above a craggy drop.

Starting from the dam at the eastern end of Loch an Daimh, both Munros will need to be bagged piecemeal, a circular walk over them is just a bit impractible (and boggy).

Both Munro peaks offer fine views, with the summit of Meall Buidhe being an excellent vantage point to look over Rannoch.


Munros Stuchd an Lochain (960m, Munro 196)
Meall Buidhe (932m, Munro 248)
 
Corbetts Meall Buidhe* (907m)
Sron a'Choire Chnapanaich* (837m)
Cam Chreag* (862m)
  * see alternative routes below
 
Ascent 1335m (4,150ft)
Distance   17km (11m)
Time walking : 6:40hr
running : 2:30hr
*Naismith's rule : 4km/h distance + 600m/h ascent

Start/finish   Dam at Loch an Daimh
(grid ref : NN510464)

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Meanings  Stuchd an Lochain : 'peak of the little loch'
Meall Buidhe : 'yellow hill'
Cam Chreag : 'crooked crag'
Sron a'Choire Chnapanich : 'nose of the lumpy coire'




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