Approaching Meall na Aighean fromm the west

Meall na Aighean

Munro peak overlooking Glen Lyon

Linked to nearby Carn Mairg with a drop of only just over 130m, Beinn na Aighean is a heather clad Munro with two summits on a broad crest. You'll find it referred to as 'Creag Mhor' on older maps.


Meall na Aighean


Height981m
Prominence136m
Meaninghill of the heifers or hinds
ListsMunros, 170
LocationGlen Lyon east,
Rannoch Moor to Loch Tay
Grid RefNN695497
Lat/Lon56.62075, -4.12911


Driving up Glen Lyon, Meall na Aighean is the first significant mountain on the north side of the glen to come into view. Rising above farmland and forestry, Meall na Aighean's slopes are for the most part heather clad. Higher up there are two broad summits, the higher of which consists of rocky lumps sitting on a bouldery crest.

Most people hike up Meall na Aighean from Invervar in Glen Lyon. This leads through North Chesthill Estate, which for many years has been the focus of access issues.



Routes up Meall na Aighean


Glen Lyon Munros

The four Munros of Meall nan Aighean, Carn Mairg, Meall Garbh and Carn Gorm, along with the Corbett Beinn Dearg, lie in the heart of Tayside, sandwiched between Glen Lyon and Rannoch. Though not as high as their neighbours in the Lawers group, or as visually attractive as Schiehallion immediately to the north, they have a character of their own with some interesting features.

Peaks : 4 Munros, option of 1 Corbett

Ascent : 1450m (4760ft)
Distance : 17km (11m)
Time : 6:40hr



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