Sunday 7th June 2009
Meall Tairneachan 787m /Farragon Hill 783m Perthshire
Distance about 15 km Ascent 600m OS map 52
The start point for our walk is at the limekiln viepoint carpark overlooking views of Schiehallion 778546.
We ascend the steep edge of the forest until we break onto a rough track on the open hill . Avoiding the crags we then take to the open heather for a short distance. We pick up the mine track before continuing onto the summit of Meall Tairnashean.
We then follow some track and head towards Farragon Hill and its craggy ridge. From here we can enjoy fabulous views of Schiehallion and interesting views of the Barytes mines!
Return by the same until we follow the mine works track down through the forest. Parking is not allowed at this point so be ready for the minibus to pick up quickly and watch out for mine trucks!
Walkers must wear walking boots, carry WARM and waterproof clothing, hat and gloves and take plenty food and liquids. THESE ARE ESSENTIAL. Be prepared for possible wintry conditions on the top whatever the forecast below. Take gaiters (and midgie cream) it can be quite boggy in some places
Meet at Culter Village Hall 7.00 am retuning late evening stop for chips, quick drink etc
Transport by minibus cost £15 TBC as longer journey
Telephone (01224) 735210 for a place on bus.
Culter hillwalking club has no members who are qualified leaders or instructors. Therefore anyone volunteering to assist the club on a meet cannot be held responsible for other members' welfare. Members must be aware they are solely responsible for themselves at all times
Hillwalking and mountaineering are activities with a danger of personal injury and death. Those participating in these activities should be aware of the risks and accept the responsibility for their own actions and involvement. No responsibility can be accepted by Culter Hillwalking club committee, members, guests or co-ordinators of walks for any mishap, which may occur, during a meet.