It is a
half-day's walk up this Corbett, lying north of Balquhidder. Start from
the Village Hall at Balquhidder (donation for parking invited) and walk
to the Auld Kirk where Rob Roy Macgregor and his wife are buried. It is
also possible to take the path from the parking spot to the falls, joining
the track to our hill further on.
behind the church eventually becomes a forestry track, one of several
at different heights. There has been much cutting here, and until new
trees grow in height much of the hillsides are not pretty! Before you
gain much height look at the slopes of Meall an t-Seallaidh on the right,
and pick out a line of descent from its south ridge at the end of the
up the forest tracks to reach the high point where the track bends back
right. A sign marks the continuation of the path leading to Glen Dochart.
Take this to Lochan an Eireannaich, where interesting fallen boulders
and flora are well worth a short diversion.
lochan and go back east under crags until an easy way up to a top at 789m
is seen. This is the furthest point on our walk from the start. Another
Corbett, Creag Mac Ranaich, is visible just north of east, but to include
it would necessitate some transport arrangement. Instead, head SE down
to a flat, boggy col, then begin rising to Meall an Fhiodhain (817m).
The ridge continues easily to Cam Chreag (812m), which is partially ringed
by crags. Drop down on its east side until it's possible to continue south
to the Corbett of the day, Meall an t-Seallaidh (852m).
two tops, close together, with the trig point on the east top. It makes
a fine viewpoint in good weather, looking back over Cam Chreag to point
789. This probably explains its name, 'Hill of the sight'. The best descent
route is now to drop down the south ridge a way until slopes lead SE back
to the forestry track. This will descend to join the one you started up
and so back to either the church or the falls and the car park beyond.