A fantastically beautiful Munro in itself, when you hike up Meall nan Tarmachan you can also access the stunning Tarmachan Ridge and turn your expedition into a truly memorable adventure.
Meall nan Tarmachan rises immediately to the west of Beinn Ghlas and Ben Lawers and there are two convenient car parks, the Ben Lawers car park and another slightly north. The peak itself is fast to reach although the route is steep. As quickly as you gain height you’ll gain views, particularly of Lochan na Lairige and its impressive dam.
Onwards and upwards across craggy mountaintops
Meall nan Tarmachan and its sister summits along the ridge are grassy mountains, making for beautiful shades of green throughout the late spring and summer months. There are no technical sections to the hike or the ridgewalk and evening summer ascents are not only possible, but bathe the peaks in glorious light.
To complete the ridgewalk, head to Meall Garbh, Beinn nan Eachan and Creag na Caillich. The descent is rugged and boggy so it’s better to do it in good conditions. Should the weather take a downturn on Meall nan Tarmachan, the ridge might be best avoided as wind and rain can increase quickly.
Black grouse, red deer and the iconic ptarmigan all reside in the immediate area so keep an eye out to see some of Scotland’s most famous wildlife. Find food and accommodation in nearby Killin with campsites on the road between the mountain and the town.
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