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Meall Corranaich Walk

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This straightforward linear walk lets you add a couple of Munros to your list the easy way - the car park is at 1400ft!  If walking this route in winter, beware the cornice on the east side of the ridge. Escape to the east is inadviseable but the slopes to the west are generally gentle and provide a simple descent to the hill road near Lochan na Lairige.

The Route

The 2 mile walk in to the 'bottom' of Corranaich from the car park is fairly easy and takes you to a height of about 2800ft. There is a short steep section to Meall Corranaich summit followed by a ridge walk dropping to a col at about 2700 ft before rising to Meall a Choire Liath at 3055 ft.

From the car park follow the duckboarded path north over the soft ground and through the deer fence gate to access the hill track. The track follows easily up the banks of the Edramucky burn before crossing to continue on the east bank. after passing through a second deer fence a large roch marks a fork in the path.

The left fork heads at an easier slope NNE whilst the right track heads off up Ben Ghlass. Take the left fork.

About 1 mile further on this track brings you to a bealach at the foot of a rocky promentory marking the foot of the east shoulder of Meall Corranaich.

You'll find a faint track leading over toward the shoulder - it leads up through the lower craggy outcrop and then directly on to the summit of Corranaich.

From here on you get some of the best available views of the Lawers range - Bein Ghlas on the right, then Lawers, Craig na Fhithich, An Stuc, Meall Garbh and in the distance Meall Greigh.

From the summit of Corranaich head slightly east of north then north to follow the ridge down to to head of Corrie Gorm where you must take the broad descending ridge to the right - not very obvious and it's easy to take the rising ridge to the left by mistake.

Ridge to Meal a Choire Liath

This broad ridge eventually narrows and the track turns NW to follow a burn down to a col at about 2500 ft before rising to the summit of Meall a Choire Liath.

To the south west is an unusual view of the Tarmachan ridge - more commonly seen from the south at Killin.

By walking a little further north past the summit cairn some good views can be seen of Glen Lyon with Loch Lyon just visible over the tops away in the distance to the west and Loch Na Daimh about six miles away to the WNW.

Return by the same route over the top of Corranaich for safety. There are one or two points where it is possible to descend to Roro Glen to the east to avoid climbing back over Corranaich but the risk in most places is not worth the effort.

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