Meall Dubh

Meall Dubh

Corbett above Glen Moriston

West of the Great Glen, Meall Dubh is an isolated hill rising above the forests of Glen Moriston and Glen Garry.

Meall Dubh

Meaningdark mountain
ListsCorbett, 176
LocationGlen Moriston, Glen Shiel to Loch Hourn
Grid RefNH245078
Lat/Lon57.12792, -4.90043

Tamed by forestry tracks and wind farm roads, Meall Dubh is an otherwise rugged wee Corbett hill sitting alone above the moorlands west of the Great Glen.

Prior to the building of the Beinneun Wind Farm, the easiest access to gain Meall Dubh was to head in from the forestry tracks by the River Loyne to the west of the hill. This reached a height of around 300m, leaving just under 3km of bounding over heather and grass covered slopes to arrive at the summit.

Since construction of wind farm, more tracks have been built enabling the use of a bike to get up to a height of 700m and within 1km of Meall Dubh's summit.

Routes up Meall Dubh

Meall Dubh from Glen Moriston

From Glen Moriston and Glen Loyne, excellent estate tracks put in place for the construction of windfarms enable a bike to be used to cycle up the hillsides of Meall Dubh, leaving a mere 1km of hiking to reach its summit.

Peaks : 1 Corbett

Ascent : 850m (2790ft)
Distance : 25km (16m)
Time : 2:30hr

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