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Meall Buidhe [Glen Lyon West] & Sron a' Choire Chnapanich
Quick Facts
This is the summed total of all the climbing within a route and is a good indicator of the strenuousness of a route.
Total Ascent
1021 m

An estimate of the time taken based on a derivation of Naismiths rules. Our calculation is based on the horizontal and ascent components of a climb, we do not make a reduction for descent.

Registered users can customise these walking times by specifying their own walking and ascending speeds. They can also add a fixed time period for stoppages.

Route Time
5 hrs
The horizontal distance of the route.
Route Distance
14.66 km

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A brief summary of this route.

Our summary will always contain one of easy, moderate or hard to indicate the severity of the route.

Long route mostly on easy slopes with occasional rock outcrops.

Here we provide the nearest town to the start of the route where you will find basic services.

We then give directions from that location to the route start. Your approach route may differ.

 Travel Information

Head to: Aberfeldy

From Aberfeldy travel W on B846 to Keltney burn then take minor road WSW past Fortingall, then through Glen Lyon to Pubil near to Loch Lyon.

Route Waypoint Map

The total ascent is 1,021 metres. Allow 5 hours to complete this 14.66 km route.

In winter months please check the local snow conditions at sais.gov.uk.

The hillphones service can inform you of stalking activities in the area.

Usually the shortest way to climb the mountain, making best use of tracks and paths to gain altitude. Route navigation requires map reading skills and an ability to navigate with a compass.

The information given here will enable you to annotate your map and plan your route. We do not give anecdotal descriptions on where to find the paths, worn by the feet of previous mountaineers.

Where the access routes are few or the ridge is narrow, paths are generally obvious. On open ground, following paths without using your compass may get you lost in poor visibility.

 Route Information
Waypoint Detail
  If no parking available near road junction, go to carpark at dam
  NN46344197 Distance
310 m
Ascend NNW on track to where it turns E
NN45794300 Distance
1.67 km
510 m
Ascend N on easy slopes to col (634m)
NN45934409 Distance
1.10 km
634 m
Ascend NNW on ridge to summit of Sron a' Choire Chnapanich
NN45604530 Distance
1.26 km
837 m
Descend SW to col (610m)
NN44744469 Distance
1.07 km
610 m
Ascend SW onto NW shoulder of minor top (796m)
NN44024407 Distance
1.05 km
770 m
Descend W to bealach
NN43514405 Distance
0.54 km
705 m
Ascend N onto ridge
NN43644491 Distance
0.89 km
862 m
Bear WNW on summit ridge
NN42924521 Distance
0.79 km
866 m
Follow ridge SW to summit of Meall Buidhe
NN42724499 Distance
0.31 km
907 m
Return NE on summit ridge
NN42924521 Distance
0.31 km
866 m
Return ESE on ridge
NN43644491 Distance
0.79 km
862 m
Descend back to bealach
NN43514405 Distance
0.89 km
705 m
Follow 750m contour S onto SW slopes of the 796m top
NN43664350 Distance
0.56 km
750 m
Maintain altitude around 796 top and continue SSE to Meall Phubuill
NN44934295 Distance
1.50 km
710 m
Descend SE to road
NN45814205 Distance
1.27 km
335 m
Head E on road to return to start
  NN46344197 Distance
0.65 km
310 m

A selection of weather forecasts local to this route.

West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Meall Corranaich
by Metcheck
Images of Meall Buidhe [Glen Lyon West] & Sron a' Choire Chnapanich
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Written by Neil Campbell on 07 Feb 2007:
A friend and I attempted this (03/02/07)- unfortunately the path through Pubil has been blocked by a deer fence. We returned to approx. point 10 on the route decribed here. Hopefully this will save someone 20 minutes faffing about!
Disclaimer. The details provided above are an aid to planning an expedition, but all distances, altitudes and bearings must be considered approximate. You must navigate with the appropriate map, a compass, your navigation skills and common sense, MunroMagic.com accept no responsibility for your interpretation of our route information.
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