The Tarmachan Ridge is a shapely range of hills on the north side of Loch Tay in the Central Highlands of Scotland. It is climbed most easily from the Ben Lawers Visitor Centre, and is a popular alternative to Ben Lawers itself. A friend and I joined a larger group for this walk, and although it stayed dry we didn't get the expected clear skies in the afternoon. There were some great views on the ridge, however.
- The most memorable aspect was the great views we got along the ridge
- The best bit was having lunch as the clouds swirled around us
- The worst bit was an awkward step on the way up Meall Garbh
- We were disappointed when the mist came down after lunch and didn't shift!
- Warning for others - as well as the awkward step, there's a short section which is slightly exposed between Meall Garbh and Meall nan Tarmachan.
Contributed by Andrew Llanwarne< Back to Scotland page for links to other stories
|Location||Tarmachan Ridge and Meall nan Tarmachan, Perthshire, Scotland|
|Date walked||September 2006|
|Walk type||High hills and mountain hikes|
|Difficulty||Involves some strenuous climbing and a couple of tricky sections on the ridge with a little exposure|
|Distance||14 km / 9 miles|
|Height climbed||650m / 2130 ft approx|
|Time taken||4 hrs 45 mins|
|Map used||OS Landranger Map no 51 - Loch Tay|
|Walk source info||Previous visit by member of the party|
|Getting there||Cars from Dundee via Aberfeldy, Glasgow via Killin and elsewhere. (1 hr 45 mins drive from Dundee).|
|Places to stay||Some were staying at the Culdees Bunkhouse. Many hotels, guest houses etc in Aberfeldy, Kenmore, Killin.|
|Other features||Ben Lawers Visitor Centre|