Meall Ghaordaidh with the Lawers Range behind

Meall Ghaordaidh and Beinn nan Oighreag

Hillwalking routes up Meall Ghaordaidh and Beinn nan Oighreag from Glen Lochay

Between Glen Lyon and Glen Lochay, Meall Ghaordaidh rests to the west of the famed Tarmachan Ridge. Although Meall Ghaordaidh is fairly high, from Glen Lochay it appears as a big characterless lump, but the side facing Glen Lyon is completely different with crags and rocky outcrops

Main route summary

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Most people climb Meall Ghaordaidh from Glen Lochay, a gradual but gentle climb with some boulders near the summit.

Nearby Beinn nan Oighreag is a Corbett, just below Munro height and is linked to Meall Ghaordaidh via a col at 630m. It therefore it make sense to reach both summits on the same outing if time allows - see 'Alternative Routes' for details.

Munros Meall Ghaordaidh (Meall Ghaordie) (1039m, Munro 93)
Corbetts Beinn nan Oighreag* (909m)
  * see alternative routes below
Ascent 900m (2950ft)
Distance   9km (5m)
Time running : 1:20hr
walking : 3:30hr*
*Naismith's rule : 4km/h distance + 600m/h ascent

Start/finish   Nr Duncroisk, Glen Lochay
(grid ref : NN526363)

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Meanings  Meall Ghaordaidh : 'hill of the shoulder'
Beinn nan Oighreag : 'cloudberry hill'

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