Lawers Ridge - Western Section

Summary for Lawers Ridge - Western Section

Lawers Ridge - Western Section is a route in “The Ben Lawers” region / range which is located in the Loch Tay to Loch Rannoch area of the Scottish Highlands as defined by the Scottish Mountaineering Club.

This is a mainly circular route but there are parts where you need to retrace your footsteps

Sunrise 6:10 am
Sunset 8:23 pm
14 hours 12 minutes(s) daylight
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DistanceAscentTime
10 km/ 6.21 miles750 m/ 2460.63 ft3 hours plus
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This route covers the 2 hills on the western end of the Ben Lawers range overlooking Lochan na Lairige on the watershed between Loch Tay and Glen Lyon. Starting at a height of 550 metres there is less climbing involved making a fairly short day.

Route points for Lawers Ridge - Western Section

QGrid Ref.BearingDistance(km)Description
NN5926415946° NE0.44 (0.44)Start from the cairn heading up grassy slopes initially on a good path
NN60054169139° SE1.35 (1.79)ascent of Meall Corranaich is aided by a line of old fence posts.
NN6146409542° NE0.12 (1.91)Continue up along the line of posts past a subsidairy cairn
NN615410340° NNW0.42 (2.33)The summit Meall Corranaich - 1069 ( metres)
NN6156418725° NNE0.37 (2.7)Continue to gain the narrower ridge that leads north to the head of Coire Liath
NN61734219350° N0.64 (3.34)
NN612439224° SW0.52 (3.86)The summit Meall a'Choire Leith - 926 ( metres)
NN60134254214° SW0.67 (4.53)From small damm climb across wet ground to a small col
NN59734199227° SW0.18 (4.71)Continue back to the road
Munros covered on Lawers Ridge - Western Section
Ordersort icon Height Munro Meaning Pronunciation
68 1069 Meall Corranaich Hill of the Sickle Miaowl Korraneech
258 926 Meall a'Choire Leith Big grey hill Miaowl uh Horrer Leer