Ben Lawers from Meall Greigh

Ben Lawers range

Routes on the Munros north of Loch Tay

Ben Lawers is the 10th highest mountain in the UK and the highest in the Southern Highlands. The mountain is at the centre of a chain of 7 Munros which fit people can walk in one day.

The NTS have installed a large car-park and accessibility to this area does seem to encourage a large amount of hillwalkers to plod over the hills. Fortunately the NTS, which owns the south side of the range, is taking steps to curb the errosion by installing and maintaining new paths.

Main route summary

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Ben Lawers and the other mountains in the range, have a few crags and coires, but they are predominantly grass covered with obvious paths along their crests. Some people may find the scramble on An Stuc quite tricky and a rope may help those who feel apprehensive.

Weather can be quite changeable here ! In winter or thick mist, navigation can be quite testing, particularly east of Ben Lawers and the descent from Meall Corranaich.

Munros Meall a'Choire Leith (926m, Munro 259)
Meall Corranaich (1069m, Munro 67)
Beinn Ghlas (1103m, Munro 48)
Ben Lawers (1214m, Munro 10)
An Stuc (1117m, Munro 36)
Meall Garbh (1123m, Munro 32)
Meall Greigh (1001m, Munro 135)
Ascent 1750m (5,700ft)
Distance   19km (12m)
Time walking : 7:30hr*
running : 3:15hr
*Naismith's rule : 4km/h distance + 600m/h ascent

Start/finish   North of Lochan na Lairige
(grid ref : NN594416)


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Meanings  Ben Lawers : 'hill of the loud stream'
Beinn Ghlas : 'greenish-grey hill'
Meall Corranaich : 'crooked hill'
Meall a'Choire Leith : 'hill of the grey coire'
Meall Greigh : 'hill of the horse studs'
Meall Garbh : 'rough hill'
An Stuc : 'the peak'

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