Stuchd An Lochain & Meall Buidhe Range

Hills & Mountains

    Stuchd An Lochain & Meall Buidhe Range is two Munros in upper Glen Lyon in Perthshrie, close to the remote Loch an Daimh.

    This splendid area naturally falls within the Loch Rannoch and Glen Lyon National Scenic Area and has a real wilderness not found in many other parts of Perthshire.

    Stuchd an Lochain translates as `peak of the small loch` and has a dramatic corrie and tiny glistening lochan known as Lochan nan Cat. The story goes that in 1590, the local laird, Mad Colin Campbell of Meggernie, climbed the hill and then chased a herd of goats over the corrie edge to their death in the lochan below.

    Meall Buidhe is the `yellow hill` and, whilst lacking the obvious physical charms of its neighbour, a good day can be had climbing to the summit and taking in the superb views away to the north and east.

    A fine group of beautiful old Scots pine are visible on the hillside close to Loch an Daimh and the area is rich in wildlife. Look out for red deer moving gracefully across the hilly terrain or bellowing in the October rut.

    The best starting point is the impressive hydro-electric scheme dam beneath Loch an Daimh. The single track road ends beneath the dam and here you'll find ample parking spots. Walk up to reach the level of the loch and let the beauty and peace of upper Glen Lyon unfold.

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by railway:- Rail stations at Perth, Birnam, Pitlochry are the closest. Car hire then required to reach upper Glen Lyon.



    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. Travel north west from Aberfeldy on the B846 to reach Keltneyburn, then turn off up the single track Glen Lyon road. Continue for approximately 20/25 miles to reach the road end beneath the Loch an Daimh dam.


    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. Travel north west from Aberfeldy on the B846 to reach Keltneyburn, then turn off up the single track Glen Lyon road. Continue for approximately 20/25 miles to reach the road end beneath the Loch an Daimh dam.


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