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Meall Buidhe [Glen Lyon North]


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.
932 m (3057 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.
248 of 282 Munros
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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.
Yellow 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.

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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.

From the gently rounded summit, a ridge runs N to the steep and craggy Meall Garbh. To the E of Meall Garbh a path from Bridge of Gaur in Glen Rannoch gives a possible but long access route. The ridge S from the summit turns SSE to a minor top (917m) then E to Meall a' Phuill (878m).

The normal ascent route is from road by the dam at Loch an Daimh to Meall a' Phuill on easy slopes.

Hazards you may encounter on Meall Buidhe [Glen Lyon North] 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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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Meall Buidhe [Glen Lyon North].

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 Routes that include Meall Buidhe [Glen Lyon North]
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 550 m 8.02 km 2.5 hrs Meall Buidhe [Glen Lyon North]  Easy day on moderate slopes, if you have the time and good legs, then climb Stuchd an Lochain whilst you are here.  

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Pups at the Cairn at the top of Meall Buidhe

© John Martin

Image by John Martin

Meall Buidhe (Glen Lyon) on a wet summer day!

© Tony Dick

Image by Tony Dick

Molly's first Munro - Meall Buidhe - back in 2006. Just relocated the photie 6 years later!

© Scott Blair

Image by Scott Blair

Having a rest at Meall Bhuide Glen Lyon on a very blustery and squally day

© Dave Dickson

Image by Dave Dickson
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Ian Munro
wrote on
April 29, 2012
I read all about this being an easy and undistinguished hill. I am surprised that there have not been more comments about how the summit is an outstanding viewpoint. Save this walk for a clear day. The views of surrounding and distant hills are spectacular.
Andrew Graham Turnbull
wrote on
March 27, 2011
Some friends and I did the full circuit round the reservoir taking in the two munros. We also planned to take in the corbet as Cameron Mcneish suggested in his guide book. We are all fairly fit and found the full day very tough, especial the steep ascent after lunch towards Meall Cruinn. Cameron must have legs of steel because we were struggling! Good circuit, great views towards Glencoe, but a long day!
Alex Bryce
wrote on
August 9, 2010
Highly Recommended: A swim in the Loch at the end of the day. Cool clear water, perfect for a a dip on a Summer's day and an injection of exhilaration into the day!
Peter Aylmer
wrote on
June 20, 2010
I crossed this hill south to north as part of a longer Glen Lyon - Rannoch day. It's a straightforward ascent, but beware the 'helpful' estate map at the dam, which shows the route traversing the crags of Glas Choire rather than the summit plateau! View from top is as good as they say, as the hill is set apart from major hill groups and so has a great depth of perspective, especially across Rannoch Moor. For descent the 'helpful' map suggests heading over Garbh Mheall but I didn't trust its crags so descended by Coire can Namh, and picked up the good path which heads NNE at first.
Marc Lang
wrote on
June 6, 2010
If I was to introduce someone to walking, this is a decent shout. The drive to the dam is incredible. Saw red squirrels from the car running over the Bridge of Balgie. I think it would be a bit uninspiring if overcast (like it was today as we were descending) as views would be limited. Saw dozens of ptarmigans on the summit plateau, with chicks!

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