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Meall nam Maigheach


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.
779 m (2555 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.
191 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 the hare

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
  51   Loch Tay & Glen Dochart

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

Meall nam Maigheach lies E of the minor road that connects Glen Lyon to Loch Tay. As this road rises to an altitude of 560m this is a very short and easy ascent.

The hill has many rocky outcrops and some crags, but this is perhaps irrelevant as the approach via the SE ridge is just a gentle walk up an easy slope without a crag in sight.

Hazards you may encounter on Meall nam Maigheach include
 Crags within 1km of 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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Southeastern Highlands
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East Highlands
by Met Office
Meall Corranaich
by Metcheck
Meall nam Maigheach Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Meall nam Maigheach.

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 Routes that include Meall nam Maigheach
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 305 m 5.62 km 2 hrs Meall nam Maigheach  Short Easy ascent, you can take your granny on this one! There are occassional parking opportunities by the roadside, higher up towards Lochan na Lairige, which make the climb even easier.  

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Eileen at summit of Meall nam Maigheach on a perfect day. 14/06/2014

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

James with superb view of Ban Lawers in the background. 14/06/2014

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

Summit on a clear day

© Tony Dick

Image by Tony Dick

Me at Summit 9/4/2011. After Climbing Beinn Dearg earlier

© David Peden

Image by David Peden
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James Corrigan
wrote on
October 24, 2010
Started the days walk with Corbett, Meall nam Maigheach before heading over to Meall a Chorie Leith and Meall Corranaich.Easy walk up grassy and boggy slopes.3 inches of snow on top the first of the season.Spotted a stone dyke to the right and followed this up to the top where there is a cairn plump on the middle of the flat top. Nothing inspiring except for the tremendous views.
Leon Mooney
wrote on
May 30, 2009
After climbing Meall Corranaich & Meall a' Choire Leith, this ought to have been straightforward. In the strong heat I was definitely flagging a bit and almost gave up on this one, despite being more than half way up. Visited both cairns at the top, but did my self-portrait at the wrong one. Guess I should have dug the map out and saved myself the extra slog! Got back to the car 5 hours 45 minutes after starting, which I was quite pleased at.

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