Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Meall Lighiche 31 Oct 2010

 Meall Lighiche

Started walk at a car park on the A82 just before the actual village of Glencoe and followed a private road that leads to a B&B and farm. After reaching and crossing a bridge the path now takes a detour to avoid the two houses. Once past the farm sheds we continued up the Glenn-leac-na-muidhe to where the good path ends and turns S. To reach the ridge of Meall Lighiche we had to cross the main river, which was harder than the picture suggests as it was deep in places and fast flowing.
Crossing the River

After the climb up to the NE ridge the views open out and the view back to the cloud drifting over the Clachaig gully with the autumn colours was stunning.
Looking towards the Clachaig Gully

Once on the main ridge it was a steep pull up grass slopes to reach the cairn on Creag Bhan where there were great views to Sgor na h-Ulaidh.
Sgor na h-Ulaidh from Creag Bhan

From the cairn on Crag Bhan we followed the line of iron fence posts to the summit cairn.
Sitting at the Summit

Looking down Glen Creran with the Isle of Mull in the distance

South Ballachulish & Loch Leven

Looking at Clachaig Gully, Aonach Eagach & Bidean nam Bian

After leaving the summit to return by the same upward route we were rewarded with the great view of the twin peaks of Beinn a' Bheithir all the way back down the ridge.
Beinn a' Bheithir

Another great day out this year and knew Glencoe would never fail !


  1. Lovely read Eth,even understoodd the Gaelic names, felt guilty taking the easy route from the sofa though..Scenery is simply stunning!

  2. Beautiful, I can almost smell the freshness of the air..

  3. A grand day out Eth. Looks a fantastic hill with some great summit views, particularly that view out to Mull. Good info on the river crossing too.

  4. A grand day out indeed. Days like that live long in the memory.