Meall na Aighean

Summary for Meall na Aighean

Meall na Aighean is an munro in Scotand and is located in the area Loch Tay to Loch Rannoch as defined by SMC. (and lies in region known as Glen Lyon )

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HeightGrid Ref.PronunciationMeaning
981 metres / 3219 feetNN694496Miaowl nun ionHill of the hinds
LocationAccess
Loch Tay to Loch RannochNorth Chesthill Estate, tel: 01887 877207 / 01887 829245
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Details for Meall na Aighean

Meall na Aighean lies on the eastern end of the Glen Lyon horseshoe, has three ridges and a twin topped summit rising above Inverar. Meall na Aighean, previously unnamed on the OS Landranger 1:50,000 sheet 51, was shown as a spot height only and is sometimes referred to as Creag Mhor which is incorrect as this top lies 2Km east south east of the real summit.

Both the southern and western sides of Meall na Aighean the terrain is generally moderate grassy slopes with scattered rocky outcrops and appear rather unimposing and the ridges from the summit are featureless. However, the complete round of the horseshoe which includes Carn Mairg, Meall Garbh & Carn Gorm is a good hillwalking expedition.

The summit is the north eastern one and 7 metres higher than the other.It is easily recognisable as a little rocky tor. Only the steep southern flank of Creag Mhor which rises steeply above the Pass of Lyon, and Chesthill give and impression of steepness and are best avoided.

Usual access to Meall na Aighean is quite strict as the land owners require you to complete the Glen Lyon Horseshoe route from west - east so not to disturb dear management.

The number of registered munro-madness users who have climbed Meall na Aighean is Forty-Three

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