Schiehallion

Rannoch - by Gary Paton

Start Point: Forestry commission car park a few KM west of Loch Kinerlochy
Grid Reference: OS sheet 51, GR 753557
Time: 3 - 5 hours
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Graeme and Gordon enjoying New Years Day at the summit

Route

  • The starting point (multimap) for this distinctive munro is the forestry commission car park a few kilometres west of Loch Kinerlochy, just before the Braes of Foss. You will find a public toilet for those who don't want to enjoy the complete out door experience.

  • Join the path to Schiehallion at the top of the carpark and make your way across level moorland past several cairns. The path is well marked and erosion is becoming an issue, it leads to the shoulder of the mountain.
  • As you gain height the terrain changes from peaty (read "boggy" in wet weather) to boulder strewn, then finally really rocky on the summit approach. For the scramblers out there, if you traverse around the north side of the summit there's plenty of opportunity to indulge yourself.

  • In fine weather, the views from the summit (1083m, GR714548) are excellent - along Loch Rannoch to Ben Alder and views over Rannoch moor to Buchaille Etive Mor.

  • To get back to the carpark follow the same route.

Gary at the summit with Loch Rannoch lurking behind

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