Mamlorn Hills

These Munros are grouped around the head of Glen Lochay and all can be accessed from the rough car park at the end of the road although the southern ones can also be climbed from the main A 85 to the south. These hills are both central and high around the 1000m mark and hence give extensive views for 360 degrees including Ben Nevis to Cairngorm to Cruachan on a good visibility day. There are also many favourite ways up these hills which differ from the main bagging routes. Heasgarnich has a long flat ridge top with a complex set of rivers to the east with some delightful waterfalls. The unimproved road over to Loch Lyon dam can be used providing you have reasonable ground clearance, and the track servicing the hydro pipe is good for cycling.

The southern group also feature some fine rocky outcrops. From the south the final ridge to Ben Challum splits into a double ridge and the east ridge provides the route to Glen Lochay. Sgiath Chuil forms part of a horseshoe which can make a fine day ending with views over Loch Tay when climbed from Auchlyne in the south making use of the pleasantly scenic hydro track. Watch out when this track fords the outflow of a wee lochan when water levels are high.

MUNROS IN Mamlorn Hills
Beinn Heasgarnich (Beinn Sheasgarnich)
Ben Challum
Creag Mhor
Meall Ghaordaidh
Meall Glas
Sgiath Chuil
Mamlorn Hills Area Map
13.4 km Ardlui Hotel
Nr Arrochar

25.5 km Crieff Armoury Self Catering

29.2 km Loch Leven hotel


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