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Meall an t-Seallaidh


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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.
852 m (2795 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).

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90 of 222 Corbetts
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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.
Rounded hill of the sight

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.

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  51   Loch Tay & Glen Dochart

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

Meall an t-Seallaidh forms a high ridge from Creag Ghlas (593m) in the NW to Meall an t-Seallaidh in the SE between Kirkton Glen and Glen Kendrum. There are six tops on this ridge, only two more of which are named, Meall an Fhiodhain (817m) and Cam Chreag (812m).

Meall an t-Seallaidh can be accessed from either glen, but the E slopes are craggy and the paths through Kirkton Glen take you closer to the ridge, making for a more pleasant approach.

Hazards you may encounter on Meall an t-Seallaidh include
 Crags on or near ascent routes.
 Crags near summit.
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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 Routes that include Meall an t-Seallaidh
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 975 m 14.17 km 4.5 hrs Meall an t-Seallaidh  Pleasant route through forest and onto ridge with good views. Crags on E face of hill and two rocky tops to cross or circumnavigate.  

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Peter Aylmer at the summit of Meall an t-Seallaidh on a very hot day. Shades obligatory.

© Peter Aylmer

Image by Peter Aylmer

First climb following knee op, very happy on top of Meall an t Seallaidh!

© Claire Wales

Image by Claire Wales

Me and Tooty at Trig point 17/04/2010

© David Peden

Image by David Peden

Me at trig point 13/12/09

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly
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Alister Richmond on 30 Jan 2024

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Creag Mac Ranaich and Meall an t-Seallaidh
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Peter Aylmer
wrote on
June 17, 2010
After leaving Kirkton Glen, the ridge running round from Leum an Eireannaich is very inviting (see my pic). But this was a very hot day and my final destination was Killin, several miles beyond Creag Mac Ranaich and Glenoglehead, so I tracked rightish to the col below Meall an Fhiodhain and then contoured around its north side to a lochan below Cam Chreag. Here I found a crevice to hide the pack for the quick bag of Meall an t-Seallaidh. Back at the lochan, it's fairly straightforward if steepish to the top of Glen Kendrum.
John Donnelly
wrote on
December 21, 2009
I toook the route Richard went and found it relatively easy. Hardest point is finding way to track but if you walk along to the last turn off before going out of Lochearnhead (heading toward Stirling) take the single track road up past the church. On reaching railway go over bridge past cottage and follow path to reach farmyard. Here it well signposted by the farmer for walkers to go around farm and onto the hillside. I took 4hrs 30 mins to do the 15.24Km/ 9.5 M walk. I had great weather for my walk and I can see where it would be difficult to nav in bad conditions.
Richard Aston
wrote on
April 12, 2009
Easy walk up Glen Kendrum, access via path at the end of bike track - old railway. Took to the hill to climb Creag Mac Ranaich, and then back down for an easy climb, up a break in the cliffs to Meall t-Seallaidh. I descended straight down the eastern side rather than the southern shoulder - the prospect of the track to appealing!
Leon Mooney
wrote on
November 2, 2008
Climbed on 2/11/08. After the steep ascent of Creag Mac Ranaich and returning to the bealach, Meall an t-Seallaidh was a far easier climb, but the descent (via the south top) back into into Glen Kendrum took ages. Got back to the car at Lochearnhead with a reasonable amout of daylight to spare. A long day, but a very worthwhile one!
Roger Vander Steen
wrote on
August 2, 2007
1st August 2007. We followed Alex Bryce’s helpful advice from the Creag Mac Ranaich bealach. We continued south-east along the grassy ridge then east along the forest fence. We followed the fence through the neck of forest at 573 224 before joining the old railway for our return to the car at Lochearnhead.

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