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Meall Glas & Sgiath Chuil


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These two Munros are frequently overlooked, being relatively inconspicuous and lying back from the A85 road just east of Crianlarich. As compensation however, they will often be quieter than their more popular neighbours adjacent to Crianlarich.

Find a parking spot east of the approach road start to Auchessan and take the private road on foot to cross the River Dochart. A track goes up the east side of the burn, which flows down past Creag nan Uan, fading on higher ground. Cross the featureless moor to gain the col just east of Meall Glas and finish up the easy slope to reach the summit.

Now go east along the broad ridge, passing over Point 908m where there is a large cairn and swinging north east to reach Beinn Cheathaich at 937m. As the descent from here to the east is steep first go a little way north on the ridge before dropping down to the flat col at the head of the Allt Riobain.

Steep grassy slopes now lead up the west face of Meall a'Churain whose summit is at 917m. Some 680m to the south, along a level ridge, the summit of the second Munro of the day, Sgiath Chuil, lies four metres higher at the edge of a crag, at a height of 921m.

Descent is straightforward; south west towards the Allt Riobain and heading towards the landmark of Creag nan Uan, below which the ascent track is picked up.

 

Maps: OS Sheet 51 'Loch Tay & Glen Dochart'
Distance: 15 km
Ascent: 1180 m
Time: 5 hours
Food & Drink: The 'Rod and Reel' just east of Crianlarich is a friendly pub, while there is also a café a little bit further east.

 

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