The Tarmachan Ridge

Hills & Mountains

    The Tarmachan Ridge is the narrowest mountain ridge in Perthshire and is a rough and entertaining walk that takes in the Munro of Meall nan Tarmachan.

    The rocky Tarmachan Ridge is situated just west of the largely grassy Ben Lawers Massif - an interesting contrast in terrain. For one of the best long distance views of the Tarmachan Ridge, drive north through Glen Ogle, just west of Lochearnhead. At the head of the glen, on a clear day, the Tarmachan Ridge and Ben Lawers burst into view. This is a dramatic skyline on an epic scale.

    Some 1300 hectares of the Tarmachan Range is in the care of the National Trust for Scotland and forms part of the Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve.

    The best starting point for walkers is at a point just north west of the National Trust for Scotland Visitor Centre at Ben Lawers. A separate, smaller car park is visible where a bridge crosses a small stream.

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by railway:- Rail stations at Pitlochry and Crianlarich are the closest. Car hire then required to reach Ben Lawers and the Tarmachan Ridge.



    Getting there by aeroplane:- From Glasgow or Edinburgh airports head north to the city of Perth. Follow the A9 trunk road to Ballinluig and then take the A827 west to Aberfeldy, Kenmore and the north side of Loch Tay. Access to the NTS Visitor Centre is via a minor road off the A827 19 miles west of Aberfeldy



    Getting there by ferry:- From the port of Rosyth head north to the city of Perth. Follow the A9 trunk road to Ballinluig and then take the A827 west to Aberfeldy, Kenmore and the north side of Loch Tay. Access to the NTS Visitor Centre is via a minor road off the A827 19 miles west of Aberfeldy



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