Meall Chuaich

Summary for Meall Chuaich

Meall Chuaich is a route in “The Drumochter” region / range which is located in the The Drumochter Hills area of the Scottish Highlands as defined by the Scottish Mountaineering Club.

On this route you return by same way

Sunrise 7:43 am
Sunset 5:18 pm
9 hours 35 minutes(s) daylight
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14 km/ 8.7 miles600 m/ 1968.5 ft5 hours
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Simple route taking in Meall Chuaich which is a large round mass , although isolated, is a prominent landmark of the area. This is a good route to save for a rainy day of rest day,

Ascent is from south of Cruaich along a private track, which joins another one up by the Allt Cuaich alongside the auaduct (The Cuaich Canal) upto the power station. Just before you get to Loch Cuaich head eastwards following Allt Coire Chuaich past a little bothy (locked). Cross abridge over Allt Coire Chuaich then head up steep heathery hillside onto ridge which leads onto the western shoulder of Meall Chuaich via an eroded path.

Descent is to return the same way of ascent,

Route points for Meall Chuaich

QGrid Ref.BearingDistance(km)Description
NN65388667137° SE0.24 (0.24)Start from the A9 from a place called Cuaich
NN6566864847° NE0.13 (0.37)The well used track from Cuaich meets the aqueduct.
NN6735866974° ENE0.08 (0.45)Bridge over the Allt a' Choire Chaim
NN6743867271° ENE0.28 (0.73)Take the track up towards Loch Cluaich
NN68878708130° SE0.36 (1.09)Just before you get to the Loch follow track by Allt Coire Chuaich
NN6965869646° NE0.45 (1.54)Head up open hillside on a eroded path
NN7052878398° E0.39 (1.93)Climb ridge onto summit
NN71518778266° W0.6 (2.53)The summit Meall Chuaich - 951 ( metres)
NN70918776278° W0.39 (2.92)option for descent is to return the same way
NN69408684273° W0.19 (3.11)Continue back down the track
NN68878708264° W0.23 (3.34)Pass Cuaich Bothy
Munros covered on Meall Chuaich
Ordersort icon Height Munro Meaning Pronunciation
214 951 Meall Chuaich Hill of the quaich Miaowl Chu-weech