Glen Lochay Munros and CorbettsBetween Glen Lyon and Glen Dochart, the peaks encircling Glen Lochay make for a grand day's hiking. There are 5 Munros and 2 Corbetts, all mainly grass covered, with only a few rocky sections encountered. Vast views from the summits, with that from Beinn Sheasgarnich's highest point being the finest in the range.
Main route summary
The hills can be walked over 3 shorter days. Starting from Kenknock, Sgiath Chuil and Meall Glas can be done in one outing, with Beinn Sheasgarnich and Creag Mhor on another day. The route to do Ben Challum on it's own starts and finishes at Tyndrum. Details of these walks are in 'Alternative Routes' below.
In icy conditions Beinn Cheathaich's eastern side and Ben Challum's north-western arm can be slightly challenging. In mist getting to Beinn Sheasgarnich's summit will require some careful navigation.
Nearby Corbett Meall nan Subh requires only 300m of ascent to attain its summit if you drive up the Hydro road. Notice however that this road seems to be unmaintained and is now badly potholed and access is discouraged.
Sgiath Chuill (921m, Munro 269)|
Meall Glas (959m, Munro 198)
Ben Challum (1025m, Munro 106)
Creag Mhor (1047m, Munro 83)
Beinn Sheasgarnich (1078m, Munro 62)
Cam Creag (885m)|
Beinn nan Imirean (849m)
Meall nan Subh* (804m)
*see 'Alternative routes'
walking : 11hr*
running : 6hr
*Naismith's rule : 4km/h distance + 600m/h ascent
nr Kenknock farm
(grid ref : NN466364)
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|Meanings||Creag Mhor : 'big crag'
Beinn Sheasgarnich : 'sheltering hill'
Meall Glas : 'green-grey hill'
Sgiath Chuil : 'back wing (sheltering spot)'
Ben Challum : 'Calum's hill'
Cam Creag : 'crooked crag'
Beinn nan Imirean : 'hill of the ridge'
Meall nan Subh : 'hill of the raspberry'
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