Schiehallion from the west


Distinctive Munro in Perthshire

Schiehallion 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 !


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Meaningfairy hill of the Caledonians
ListsMunro, 58
LocationSchiehallion, Loch Tay to Rannoch Moor
Grid RefNN714548
Lat/Lon56.66703, -4.10005

Due to its shape, centuries ago, scientists used Schiehallion to estimate the mass of the earth and from this, the idea of contours came about. In more recent years the John Muir Trust purchased the area and set about tackling the erosion on Schiehallion's eastern flank by installing a new path. Combine this new path with the peak's accessiblity and only 750m of ascent, and you get a popular hill - Schiehallion is one of the easiest Munros.

Schiehallion has a fine path up to around c870m, however thereafter a rough path threads a way through heather and boulderfield up the remaining 2km to the summit. Care is needed on the boulderfield and in mist, the path can easily be lost, so you will need your navigational wits about you !

Hillwalking routes up Schiehallion

1. Schiehallion from Braes of Foss »

Schiehallion is one of Scotland's most popular mountains with many a hill-walker having their first Munro-bagging experience hiking up this distinctive peak.

Ascent : 750m (2460ft)
Distance : 10km (6m)
Time : 3:45hr

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Schiehallion from Beinn a'GhloSchiehallion from Beinn a'Ghlo
John Muir Trust information below SchiehallionJohn Muir Trust information below Schiehallion
Path up Schiehallion in early autumnPath up Schiehallion in early autumn
Higher up on Schiehallion's path in winterHigher up on Schiehallion's path in winter
On Schiehallion's summit looking to Beinn a'ChuallaichOn Schiehallion's summit looking to Beinn a'Chuallaich
Schiehallion from Queen's View above Loch TummelSchiehallion from Queen's View above Loch Tummel


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