are taken in with this walk, which starts near the summit of the road
crossing the western end of the Ben Lawers range. There are fine views
of the Ben Lawers ridge and your legs will be considerably eased by the
high starting point!
(approaching from Loch Tay) passes the Ben Lawers Visitors' Centre and
a little further on a prominent cairn will be seen on a knoll above the
road. Space for two or three cars just east of the cairn, without blocking
the passing place. Go back down the road a short way to start up a faint
path heading up towards the south shoulder of Meall Corranaich.
continues up the south-west ridge, before turning left across the west
face below the col and so up to the short summit ridge of Meall Corranaich
(two cairns, with the actual summit lying a little further north above
the steep north-east face).
continues downhill along a broad and easy-angled grassy ridge. In thick
mist there could be slight confusion, as its western divides gently into
two. Easy grassy slopes lead over the northern ridge, which overlooks
craggy ground leading to steeper ground which drops down and left to the
col at 780m. The ridge ahead leads to the featureless summit dome of Meall
a' Choire Leith, the second Munro (926m, 612439).
Meall a' Choire Leith to the southwest. If visibility allows, head for
a prominent boulder on the north bank of the burn issuing from Coire Gorm.
The path may just be seen beyond the burn, leading to slopes above the
Allt Gleann Da-Eig. Contour the slopes here then climb slightly towards
the shielings indicated on the map.
(upwards of a dozen visible) are worth a visit, situated in a hollow by
the burn. Think on the happy summer days which must have been enjoyed
by the young people of the clan here, as they looked after the cattle.
If the day is hot enough, there are one or two good pools in the burn!
the road, somewhat boggily, by rounding the knoll to the southwest of
the shielings. And why not, if the time is right, visit the NTS Centre
and identify the wild flowers you passed on the hill.