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Meall na Leitreach


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.
775 m (2542 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.
197 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.
Rounded hill of slopes

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
  42   Glen Garry & Loch Rannoch

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

Meall na Leitreach lies S of the A9 at Dalnaspidal. Its W slopes are steep and tower over Loch Garry, but its E slopes are gentle and adjoin a high moorland plateau.

Due to its proximity to the A9 it is a short ascent from Dalnaspidal. You may wish to combine it with an ascent of Meall an Dobharchain (the Sow of Atholl) another short ascent from Dalnaspidal.

Hazards you may encounter on Meall na Leitreach 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.
Picture Gallery for Meall na Leitreach

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Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

 Weather & OS Maps
Southeastern Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
East Highlands
by Met Office
Beinn Bheoil
by Metcheck
Meall na Leitreach Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Meall na Leitreach.

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 Routes that include Meall na Leitreach
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 401 m 7.81 km 2.5 hrs Meall na Leitreach  A very short route. Perhaps one to stretch your legs when passing or combine this hill with Meall an Dobharchain (The Sow of Atholl) which has the same starting point. Not Yet Rated 

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Meall na Leitreach

 Baggers Gallery for Meall na Leitreach

james at the summit 14/07/2015

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

At the small summiit cairn of Meall na Leitreach. Warm with good views today. 14/07/2015

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

Jack and myself at the summit of Meall na Leitreach on 7th April 2012

© Mike Reynolds

Image by Mike Reynolds

David Peden, Tooty and myself at summit Meall na Leitreach, 20/02/10

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly
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Stephen Martin on 01 Aug 2021
Allan Taylor on 30 Apr 2021

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Post a few words about Meall na Leitreach or read what others have had to say.

Hilary Neilson
wrote on
November 2, 2007
Well worth a look, magnificent views up to the Drumochter Pass, Loch Garry and the Sow of Atholl.
Alex Bryce
wrote on
April 13, 2007
Ascended from the south after climbing Beinn Mholach. Admittedly was pretty tired but the ascent was a nightmare, pathless rough heather, with an unexpected false summit thrown in! Ascend from the north!!

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