Walk: Am Meallan - upper Affric teaser

Highland | Glen Affric | Short walk | ★★★★

[The short but steep path to the viewpoint rewards with exceptional views up the glen]

Well done on making it this far, to the end of the tarmac in Glen Affric. Surely a 15-minute walk can't be worth a drive twice that long from the nearest village? Well you'd be wrong, and the incredibly tame chaffinches seal the deal... and deplete your meagre lunch rations. The drive here is epic enough, but the dramatic views from the top of this tiny hill show that this is only the beginning of the glen proper. Easily combined with a wander along the Garbh-uisge.

[Hungry chaffinch at the car park]

📌 Walk: Am Meallan - upper Affric teaser ★★★★
Start / finish at car park (charge) in Glen Affric, minor road end 10 mi southwest of Cannich, G.R.: NH 201234 ///insulated.living.daylight

▶ <1 km / <1 mi | ▲ 30 m | ⌚ Short | Easy
Summits: Am Meallan viewpoint (280 m)
Terrain: Well-made, but steep, narrow footpath with steps.

Route & map

Car park - Am Meallan viewpoint - start. Loop waymarked in white (see River Affric section here).

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Route credit: Forestry and Land Scotland

On our visit

Wildlife: Notably tame chaffinches greeting each new car arriving, happy to sit on our hands to eat crumbs.
Weather: Sunny intervals, moderate breeze. Creeping into double figures, but fresh snow on the higher hills.

[Wait your turn...]

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