Schiehallion

Summary for Schiehallion

Schiehallion 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
1083 metres / 3553 feetNN713547Shee-hallianFairy hill of the Scots
LocationAccess
Loch Tay to Loch RannochBraes of Foss Farm, tel: 01887 830324
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Details for Schiehallion

Schiehallion is a prominent mountain in the north east corner of the South Highland and is a very well known Peak standing somewhat isolated from any others. It is a ridge the runs from east to west and has a strange shaped hump backed appearance with steep falling slopes on both the northern & southern sides. The summit is located on the western site of the ridge and is marked with a tiny carn marking the top, there's also remains of a bolt where a triangulation point once stood. It's best viewed from the anywhere along the B846 along the north side of Loch Rannoch NN607592 , you can also get a good view from the west about 45km away over the desolate Rannoch Moor from Buachaille Etive More (Stob Ban) NN222542

Schiehallion is very popular with walkers due to its accessibility, ease of ascent and spectacular views; in 2000 it was estimated that between 17,500 and 20,000 walkers a year made the ascent. Since 1999 the eastern side of the mountain has been owned by the John Muir Trust who have constructed a new path up the eastern side of the ridge. The name Schiehallion is an anglicised form of the Gaelic Sidh Chailleann, which is usually translated as 'Fairy Hill of the Caledonians'. Schiehallion is sometimes described as the centre of Scotland. The justification is that the line of latitude midway between the most northerly and southerly points on the Scottish mainland, and the line of longitude midway between the most easterly and westerly points, intersect very near the summit of Schiehallion.

Usual access to Schiehallion's summit is from a Forestry Commission car park just to the east of Braes of Foss farm on a well constructed path which heads west over moor-land then onto hillside of Braes of Floss. As you climb higher the path gets steeper with the final section of the ridge on the west side littered with quartzite stones and boulders. All the way upto the summit there are cairns making navigation easier.

The number of registered munro-madness users who have climbed Schiehallion is Eighty-Two

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