Glen Lyon

Summary for Glen Lyon

Glen Lyon is an region in Scotand and is located in the area as defined by SMC. There are 7 munros around here.The highest munro is Schiehallion at a height of 1083 metres .The smallest munro is Meall Buidhe [Glen Lyon, North] at a height of 932 metres .

Access: The main access point is the A827 road along Loch Tay. Alternatively there are 4 minor B roads giving access from the north and south which may be impassible in winter due to deep snow.
Transport: Train: Glasgow - Rannoch (West Highland line) Postbus: Aberfieldy to Lubreoch (Mon - Sat)
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  • Named as Stuc an Lochain on

    Scunner's picture
    133 out of 283

    Named as Stuc an Lochain on OS Explorer 378.

    Posted by Scunner, 8 years 40 weeks ago
  • 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, 8 years 43 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, 8 years 44 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, 8 years 44 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, 9 years 29 weeks ago

Details for: Glen Lyon

Glen Lyon, not one of Scotland's more famous glens, but possibly the narrowest and also unusually longest at some 25 miles. The beauty of this wild and unspoiled glen with its Caledonian Pine forests, lochs and waterfalls is unmatched and in many ways unique.

Glen Lyon is little known, and less visited, and it is only when you look at it on a map that you realise just how significant a presence it is in the Central Highlands.

The glen is a cul-de-sac, which saved it from becoming a major through route in centuries past, or over-popular with tourists today.

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Order Heightsort icon Munro Grid Point
59 1,083 Schiehallion NN713547
91 1,041 Carn Mairg NN684512
103 1,029 Carn Gorm NN635500
169 981 Meall na Aighean NN694496
186 968 Meall Garbh NN647517
197 960 Stuchd an Lochain NN48224482
248 932 Meall Buidhe [Glen Lyon, North] NN498499