Meall Garbh from Meall a' Bharr

Meall Garbh

Munro peak above Glen Lyon

Above Glen Lyon, Meall Garbh is one of four Munros forming a delightful circular route south of Schiehallion. There's no mistaking the summit - it's the one with the untidy stack of old fence-posts !


Meall Garbh


  Map base ©OpenStreetMap
Height968m
Prominence104m
Meaningrough hill
ListsMunro, 186
LocationGlen Lyon, Loch Tay to Rannoch Moor
Grid RefNN647517
Lat/Lon56.63743, -4.20821


Meall Garbh consists of a wide summit crest with a few summit humps, the most northerly of which is the highest and has old iron fence-posts gathered together around a cairn on the summit.

Being close to higher Carn Gorm, most people will bag Meall Garbh with this peak, possibly continuing further over the other more easterly Munros above Glen Lyon. Approaching from the south leads through North Chesthill Estate, which for many years has been the focus of access issues.



Hillwalking routes up Meall Garbh



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The four Munros of Meall nan Aighean, Carn Mairg, Meall Garbh and Carn Gorm, along with the Corbett Beinn Dearg, lie in the heart of Tayside, sandwiched between Glen Lyon and Rannoch. Though not as high as their neighbours in the Lawers group, or as visually attractive as Schiehallion immediately to the north, they have a character of their own with some interesting features.

Ascent : 1450m (4760ft)
Distance : 17km (11m)
Time : 6:40hr



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