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Mealna Letter (Duchray Hill)


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.
702 m (2303 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.
101 of 222 Grahams
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.
Meaning Unknown

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

Duchray Hill (or Mealna Letter) lies E of the A93 road to the SE of Spittal Glenshee.

It is a cross shaped hill, having a main ridge running SW to NE with a smaller ridge running NW to SE. These ridges converge at the summit.

Access is possible from the B951 Glen Isla road.

As the Graham Mount Blair lies 4km S of Duchray Hill (on the other side of the B951), the two could readily be combined in a single outing.

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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Southeastern Highlands
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Broad Cairn
by Metcheck
Mealna Letter Area Map
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 Routes that include Mealna Letter

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Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Mealna Letter

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David Peden, Alba and myself summit Duchray Hill 29/10/2016

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly

Summit Cairn with good views of the Spittal of Glenshee in the distance. 4/06/2012

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

James at summit cairn with Loch Beanie, Creag Leacach and Glas Maol at Glenshee in the background. 4/06/2012

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

Billy at the summit cairn of Mealna Letter.

© John MacBean

Image by John MacBean
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Ben Hughes on 01 May 2018

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Mount Blair and Mealna Letter
by David McSporran

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Alan Puckrin
wrote on
July 1, 2013
Try a pleasant full circuit of Mount Blair & Mealna Letter from the edge of the large forestry area on the B951. Make a straight forward ascent of Mount Blair and head NE to the 653m top. Continue more steeply to the bridge at GR 180646. Cut through the farm at Meikle Forter and follow the track until you are above a (very) new plantation and pick up a clear grass track onto Carn a Fhidhler. Simply head NNW keeping the fence on your right until you meet a dry stone wall at which point you follow this west to the summit. Follow the wall SW back to the forest and over a wee marsh to the car.

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1 15 May 2016 auchavan circuit Richard Humble Monamenach and Mealna Letter Not Yet Rated
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