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Meall Mòr – A walk in Arran’s wild northwest

This walk gives an opportunity to explore some of the lesser walked hills on the west side of Arran. A delightful walk offering views across Kintyre and beyond, and across the whole of the Arran ranges.

 | Overview

Highest Point Gained
491mm - Meall Mòr  

Walk Duration
8hrs  

Terrain
Largely pathless, rough, tussocky and boggy moorland  

Technical Rating
Moderate  
Easy scrambling, elements of exposure, some rough terrain.

Endurance Rating
2  
Long distance, some steep ascent and descent, moderate amount of stamina needed in bursts, suitable for reasonably fit walkers. Have had recent experience of walking for 5-7 hours? Have you recently walked up (and down) hills without physical too much distress? If your answer is "No", we'd guess you'd be happier doing a walk rated a level lower than the one you’ve just read! As noted previously, we're into FUN so we don't want you to miss out by overdoing it.

Cost
£16  

Date
Sunday 19 May 2019

Meeting Time
0830  

Booking Link

Meeting Place
Apart from the Goatfell night walk, all walks start and finish at Arran Adventure, located next to the Playbarn in the grounds of the Auchrannie Spa Resort in Brodick. Transport is provided from there. Click here for a map.

 | Walk description

Starting at Catacol the route heads to Clach a’Chait before heading steeply up Madadh Lounie and then levelling out across Lag a’Mhill to Beinn Bhiorach. As you ascend, the views down to Catacol and out to Kintyre spread out behind you, so it’s always good to stop, look around and enjoy the stunning views. From this wee summit, we’ll continue to the highest point of Meall Mor from where we should get magnificent views across the Arran hills – the Castles, Cir Mhor, A’Chir, Goatfell, Beinn Bharrain. On a clear day we should see across Kintyre as far as the Paps of Jura! If the weather is suitable we will head up Beinn Bhreac before descending steeply down into Gleann Easan Biorach and then out to the Lochranza distillery. Look out for golden eagle, deer, and red grouse along the way.


 | Advised Kit List

Suggested Hill Clothing
  • NO jeans – anyone wearing jeans will not be allowed to start the walk, and no refund will be possible
  • Stout hill walking boots
  • Appropriate walking trousers, top layers and fleece – preferably no cotton layers
Suggested minimum daysac contents
  • Waterproof (not showerproof) trousers
  • Waterproof (not showerproof) jacket
  • Spare fleece (in addition to one being worn)
  • Spare socks
  • Woollen or fleece hat
  • Gloves
  • Packed lunch and drink
  • Any personal medicines
  • Sun cream and insect repellent


Friends of 2019 AMF can Book Online Now
Booking is now open for Friends of 2019 AMF only and from 21st December for all others.