Loch Tay to Loch Rannoch

Summary for Loch Tay to Loch Rannoch

Loch Tay to Loch Rannoch is an area in Scotland as defined by the SMC.The area contains 4 regions called Glen Lochay, Glen Lyon, Ben Lawers & Bridge of Orchy .There are 26 munros around here.The highest munro is Ben Lawers at a height of 1214 metres .The smallest munro is Sgiath Chuil at a height of 921 metres .

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  • Schiehallion

    spoustie's picture
    7 out of 283

    My first munro! What a great hobby. I am now hooked and looking forward to bagging some at Glen Clova and Glen Eask close to home. Loved the exercise, the views, the feeling of achievement and yapping with everyone on the way down. I resolve to always have an early start as it would be too disheartening to watch others coming down as I struggle up! The section will all the stairs was hard going but I loved the whole thing.

    Posted by spoustie, 7 years 8 weeks ago
  • Schiehallion Hailstones

    Peter.Lord's picture
    140 out of 283

    I Climbed Schiehallion which I plan to revisit at sometime and it started hailing sideways and I remember some Australian children crying with the pain on their cheeks. I must admit it was pretty painful and I'm sure I returned with some glowing red cheeks myself.

    It would have been nice to see some good views from the centre of the highlands but alas no. But even so it was a good day out and I love this hobby.

    Posted by Peter.Lord, 7 years 9 weeks ago
  • Schiehallion

    spoustie's picture
    7 out of 283

    Speaking as a novice bagger the really steep bit (I hear all the expert baggers snigger at my naivety) with all the stone steps and stairs between about 500m and 800m got me puffing but I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Hopefully by the time I'm forty (26th April 2016) I'll be a lot leaner and have bagged a lot more than one. Am deluding myself with a personal challenge that I can do them all by then, my naivety knows no bounds it seems. I also enjoyed the 'crack' and comraderie with other walkers - what a great hobby. I'm smitten!

    Posted by spoustie, 7 years 9 weeks ago
  • Schiehallion

    Anonymous's picture

    No body else semms to have said much about these pictures so - here is one -- I did this along with a chap called Philip about five years ago at the end of March - we never really got a clear view of the hill like the picture mainly a combination of of mist sunshine + showers and quite a strong breeze. We got to the top ( I seem to recall there was a marker there for a young man who I assume died on the hill in his twenties I think ). Because of the wind went on hands and knees the last couple of yards and stood up slowly + turned round to tell Philip that I thought it was safe to come on the top - when behind him I could see against the grey cloud a magnificent small rainbow with a huge blade of rock in the middle - the colours in the rainbow against the grey cloud were outstanding.

    A minute later it vanished in the mist and we set off down the hill - after about ten minutes the clouds lifted and I looked back at the blade of rock + there was nothing there - just emptiness I was looking north over a valley. We were both stunned and could not understand it - we knew we had had a couple of pints before but that much to drink !!

    We mentioned it in the hotel bar that night and you could tell the people there, were shall we say to be polite - sceptical to say the least. It was about six weeks later we discovered that we had seen a brocken spectre and the 'blade of rock' was me - never seen one since but do take a camera with me now

    Posted by Anonymous, 7 years 46 weeks ago

Details for: Loch Tay to Loch Rannoch

Loch Tay to Loch Rannoch stretches from the very recognisable Beinn Dorain on the east which rises over Bridge of Orchy to the ever popular mountain and highland favorite Schiehallion that is on the north-eastern end. Much of the area is dominated by the Ben Lawers mountian range which rises to the north of Loch Tay. There is also the quieter less frequented regions of Glen Lochay & Glen Lyon which contain many munros.