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Meall Dubh


Quick Facts
This is the height of the mountain above sea level. However, on the climb, it is the ascent that matters, i.e. the sum of all the uphill parts of the route.
788 m (2585 ft)

This is the standard notation used on Ordnance Survey Landranger maps.

Each reference consists of two letters identifying a 100,000 metre square block then three digits defining the Easting and finally the three digits defining the Northing with reference to the South West corner of the block.

NN166712 is the grid reference for the summit of Ben Nevis. Where you are given the map number ( For Ben Nevis = 41) it is acceptable to omit the two initial letters e.g. 166712. (Instructions on how to read the references are given on the OS maps).

Grid Ref.
An indication of this mountains height rank within its class. Where two mountains share the same height they are ordered alphabetically.
177 of 222 Corbetts
The number of ascent routes currently available on Munromagic.
Mountain names are usually in Gaelic, the native language of the Scottish Highlands, or have been derived from the old Scots and Norse languages. We give the most commonly accepted meaning, but accept that some of these are disputed.
Black hill

The UK is covered by 204 Ordnance Survey Landranger 1:50,000 scale maps. Maps numbered 1 to 86 cover Scotland but for the highest mountains (Munros) only 23 maps are required. The name given roughly describes the area covered by the map.

OS Landranger Maps Required
  34   Fort Augustus, Glen Albyn & Glen Roy

A description of the characteristics of the mountain including any hazards of which you should be aware.

Meall Dubh is a sprawling hill of broad ridges and easy slopes, and consequently can be boggy. There are rocky outcrops and steeper inclines scattered on the N slopes but these should present no obstacle.

The normal ascent from the Loch Loyne Dam is short and easy, something to stretch your legs in passing.

Hazards you may encounter on Meall Dubh include
 Moorland Terrain, few distinct landmarks.
General Considerations
 Temperature decreases by 1degree C for every 100m of ascent.
 Wind usually increases with altitude.
 Visibility can change markedly with cloud level.
 River/Stream levels can increase markedly in one day.
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Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

 Weather & OS Maps
North West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Beinn a Chaorainn
by Metcheck
Meall Dubh Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Meall Dubh.

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 Routes that include Meall Dubh
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 739 m 10.81 km 3.5 hrs Meall Dubh  A short and easy route.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Meall Dubh

 Baggers Gallery for Meall Dubh

John Donnelly, Kevin Yancouskie and me at Summit 4/5/11

© David Peden

Image by David Peden
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Meall Dubh
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Mike Watson
wrote on
December 29, 2011
Approached from the western land rover track. One locked gate to cross at the start and an unmarked track on the right after a km or so to access the hill. Nice easy ascent with good views. (Davids gps tracklog shows this start point)
Chris Bowles
wrote on
February 22, 2010
Ascended from the North at GR 254116, there is a very large lay-by, just off the main road opposite a gate where one can park. It is a good alternative as the Millenium Windfarm track can be followed for a couple of km up the hillside before making a pathless ascent up to the top via Coire nan Eoin. This was a winter ascent, but it was obvious that in normal conditions the ascent would be through deep heather with very little in the way of hill paths. The views from the top are excellent.

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