Creag Mac Ranaich and Meall an t-Seallaidh

Routes to the Corbetts west of Lochearnhead

To the west of Lochearnhead, rough hills rise above the glen below, two of which are distinct enough to gain 'Corbett' status. Creag MacRanaich is a fine craggy little hill, whereas Meall an t-Seallaidh is a long whale-back shaped hill.

Main route summary


Various starting points from Glen Dochart, Glen Ogle or Balquhidder Glen allow for many different route combinations.

To hike over both of these Corbetts in one outing, a circuit can most enjoyably be made starting from Edinchip to the south and using the farm track heading north.

Fence-posts aid navigation in mist !


Munros Creag Mac Ranaich (809m)
Meall an t-Seallaidh (852m)
 
Ascent 1025m (3350ft)
Distance   14km (9m)
Time walking : 6:30hr*
running : 2:25hr
*Naismith's rule : 4km/h distance + 600m/h ascent

 
Start/finish   A84, 1.5km south of Lochearnhead
(grid ref : NN583222)

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Terrain
easy difficult
Navigation
easy testing
Effort
stroll long day
Scenery
ok stunning
 
Meaning  Creag MacRanaich : 'MacRanaich's crag'
Meall an t-Seallaidh : 'hill of the sight'




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