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Stuchd an Lochain (960m - 3150ft), Glen Lyon, Perthshire, Scotland


This is the story of an excellent, relatively easy and fairly short winter hike up one of the two munros overlooking Loch an Daimh, at the western end of Glen Lyon.  The starting height is around 400m, so it's a shorter climb than most others, although the ascent was made trickier for us by frozen ground and large areas of ice on the track.  Further up, it was an easy hiking trail to the top, and the clouds melted away to give us stunning views.  This was the third walk I'd done with the Easywalking Group, and it was at least as rewarding as the other two (see below).

  • It was most memorable for the sense of remoteness, far up Glen Lyon
  • The best bit was when the clouds disappeared and the summit was suddenly in sunshine
  • The worst bit was climbing up the icy track
  • The funniest bit was the quick salsa performance
  • Words of warning – this reminded us to take care of ice even when the weather turns mild


Read the full Stuchd an Lochain walking story with lots of photos >

Read another Glen Lyon walking story - Carn Gorm and Carn Mairg >

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Contributed by:  Andrew Llanwarne

On the final section of the trail to the summit

On the final section of the trail to the summit

Key Facts

Location Western end of Glen Lyon, about 25 miles from Aberfeldy, Perthshire
When it was walked 4 February 2006
Walk type High hills and mountains
Difficulty Requires a reasonably good level of fitness and strong footwear
Distance approx approx 6 miles, 10 km
Height climbed approx 600m (1950 ft)
Time taken approx 4.5 hours at easy walking pace
Map used if any OS Landranger 1:50,000 map No 51– Loch Tay
Source of info on walk Munro walking books
Getting there

By car from Dundee, 90 miles, just over two hours.  Allow an hour from Aberfeldy, 50 minutes from Kenmore, along the narrow winding road.  Can drive over from Loch Tay via Ben Lawers Visitor Centre

Places to stay Hotels, B & Bs, bunkhouses, nearby and in Kenmore, Fortingall and Aberfeldy
Places to eat/ buy food We called at Ben Lawers Hotel - several others plus shops especially in Aberfeldy and Kenmore
Any other local attractions or facilities Ben Lawers Visitor Centre, Fortingall village and Yew Tree