/ Kinloch Rannoch: Recommendations for walking?

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yorkshire_lad2 on 05 Apr 2019

Squeezing a couple of nights in at Kinloch Rannoch (visiting friends in Pitlochry but getting some walking in).

Does anyone have any recommendations for good/classic walks/routes/day hikes from Kinloch Rannoch, or a good source/reference for such.  Level/ability of party: Wainwrights completed but no rope/climbing skills, basic scrambling OK.

TIA

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Mike Peacock on 05 Apr 2019
In reply to yorkshire_lad2:

You have Schiehallion on your doorstep. A bit tedious when the clag is down, but if you have clear skies it's well worth doing.

You're also a shortish hop to the Lawers range - an obvious one is to do Beinn Ghlas and Ben Lawers, with a descent from the col between them north and a return down Coire Odhar. https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/perthshire/ben-lawers.shtml

And the nearby Tarmachan Ridge is a fantastic day if you're ok with the occasional bit of airiness. It isn't on the map here but it's worth continuing on to Creag na Caillich and descending south(ish) before swinging round east to pick up the track out from a small hydro dam.      https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/perthshire/meall-nan-tarmachan.shtml

https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/792532

It also looks like there's plenty of options from Kinloch Rannoch itself, but I've never done them, eg:

https://www.geograph.org.uk/browse.php?p=685326

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Mike Peacock on 05 Apr 2019
In reply to yorkshire_lad2:

It seems in my rush to reply I missed the "from Kinloch Rannoch" bit. But seems Schiehallion can be done from that side. https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=14043

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yorkshire_lad2 on 05 Apr 2019
In reply to Mike Peacock:

Many thanks for the pointers/suggestions/idea.

In _my_ rush, I forgot to mention the obvious Schiehallion on the doorstep, and the fact that we'll have a car (so offering all routes to Schiehallion).

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IanMcC - on 05 Apr 2019
In reply to yorkshire_lad2:

The Corbett  Beinn a' Chuallaich to the north, the Carn Mairg group of Munros to the south.

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In reply to yorkshire_lad2:

You could doubtless do Carn Mairg and co (4 Munros) from the north side, though the easier access (and logical round) is accessed from Glen Lyon, a short drive round from the Rannoch side:

https://www.ukhillwalking.com/logbook/r/?i=484

On those hills a round of just Meall Garbh and Carn Gorm might be the more logical option from a northern base.

Schiehallion... is better as a round than the usual up-and-back:

https://www.ukhillwalking.com/logbook/r/?i=752

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Harry Jarvis - on 05 Apr 2019
In reply to yorkshire_lad2:

By way of something different, you could drive to the far end of the road, catch the train to Corrour and go up Ben na Lap - a very easy half-day walk, although train times might be a limiting factor. I haven't been there for ten years, but when I was there last, the station had a nice bar which did a good line in bacon butties. 

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yorkshire_lad2 on 11:03 Tue
In reply to yorkshire_lad2:

Thanks for all the recommendations and ideas.  Had a geat trip which included Schiehallion on a clear almost windless day, a Corbett (Beinn a Chuallaich, 80 feet short of a Munro), almost made it to Ben Alder (but not enough time after a long-ish walk-in), and exploring a couple of other tracks with a view to going another time.  Baed at Kinloch Rannock and didn't have to leave the valley, but areas around Loch Tummel and Rannoch/Courrour stations have plenty of potential (and already done a bit round there from Bridge of Orchy).

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subtle on 16:17 Tue
In reply to yorkshire_lad2:

Sounds like a good trip - and you lucked out with the weather as well!

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