Beinn Ghlas, Ben Lawers, An Stuc,
Meall Garbh, Meall Greigh
The Lawers Group, Near Killin
mentioned in another write up how the full Lawers group can
be completed in one long traverse. The man... or woman that
can complete all 7 hills in a single outing has more manliness
than I can ever aspire to. I completed the 5 easterly munros
in one long hot outing and had I not been able to scrounge a
lift back to the visitor centre with Mssrs. Daniel and Jerome
I would probably still be there now.
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the map it all looked so straight forward, the dips between
the summits appearing so insignificant. In reality, however
there's a lot of height to be lost... and then gained. But isn't
this why we go hillwalking afterall, to go up and down? Given
this viewpoint, the partial traverse of the Lawers massif may
definitely consider itself a hill walk.
trip that requires ideally 2 cars or at least a mountain bike
strategically dropped of at the visitor centre. The cycle option
enforces the route east to west which seems even tougher, as
the start point is closer to sea level and the steep grassy
slopes of Meall Greigh will guarantee a thigh warming start
to the day.
route runs west to east and the second car should be parked
at Machium Farm (GR680400).
at the visitor centre, follow the clear stony path NNE
all the way to the summit of the first munro, Beinn Ghlas
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main path leads clearly NW from Beinn Ghlas to the summit
of Ben Lawers (1214m, GR636414).
Ben Lawers pick up the light track that leads north down steep
rocky slopes and then straight up again to the summit of An
Stuc (1118m, GR639432).
path from An Stuc continues steeply back down to the bealach
GR642433, afterwhich another steep climb NW delivers the summit
of the fourth munro, Meall Garbh (1118m, GR644437).
the steep rocky slopes of An Stuc and Meall Garbh the remainder
of the walk is on the grassy sides of Meall Greigh. The more
gentle slopes up to the summit Meall Greigh (1001m, GR674438)
are a pleasant stroll. However, the steep slopes down to the
Lawers Burn will give your knees and thighs a thorough workout,
as such, walking poles are well recommended.
at the Lawers Burn simply follow the river south, where the
numerous sheep tracks merge to eventually form a light walkers
track which leads to Machium Farm and the second car.