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Name:Creag Mac Ranaich
Hill number:46
Height:808.6m / 2653ft
RHB Section:01C: Loch Lomond to Strathyre
County/UA:Stirling (UA)
Catchment:Earn, Catchment Boundaries, Tay
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Corbett, Yeaman
Grid ref:NN 54567 25559
Summit feature:small cairn
Col:596m  NN541248  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 51
(1:25k) OL46N 365N
Observations:this is the North top; South Top (hill 5722) 250m S at NN54591 25301 is 0.15m lower
Survey:Abney level/Leica RX1250
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 323 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From Lochearnhead carpark at NN593237 (can also park in church carpark at NN588233 for a donation), followed road to Craggan then up cycle route to landrover track, followed track round hill then up Glen Kendrum to beallach at NN542248, up between crags to NN543251 then over to summit. Back down to beallach same way.Danmawr18/05/2019
On my own from lay-by at head of Glen Ogle. Tussocky on a lovely fine day. Easter Monday, and not a soul to be seen.Phreerunner22/04/2019
3rd time up Creag MacRanaich but now realise I had only visited South top.russell6119/04/2019
A pleasant walk in the snow from the church car park near Craggan, up Glen Kendrum, then taking in all 5 tops east of the glen, coming back down the shoulder from Meall Reamh. The ice and blue skies helped make it an excellent 4.5hr round for me and Deana.summitter02/02/2019
As per SMC guidebook, walked round from car park in Lochearnhead to lane by church, only to find that church does allow parking in its small car park on non-service days for a donation. Standard route up the track to the bealach & then steeply up to Creag Mac Ranaich. Mist drifted in briefly but then cleared taking with it the cloud which had hung over Meall an t-Seallaidh all day. Back to the col & then directly up to lochan NW of Cam Chreag & then on to Meall an t-Sealliadh for a great view. Decided to minimise the heather bashing by heading NE & aiming at the bend in the outward track at 552243. Could have done without the extra pavement bashing after the church.NotReallyABagger27/12/2018
From A84 at Edinchip, along Glen Kendrum track, across the stream to ridge S of Meall an t-Seallaidh and N along ridge to summit, continuing to Cam Chreag, descent back to glen and up Creag Mac Ranaich, crossing both summits, continuing round ridge to Meall Sgallachd, descending back to Glen Kendrum track and back to Edinchipkdbennett29/09/2018
with Nicola McLean and Vicky Warde - ML QMDlittle al01/09/2018
Both Glen Kendrum Corbetts from Lochearnhead. On own.MorecambeMonkey25/06/2018
From Edinchip, up the Glen Kendrum track, then along the ridge to the east: Creag MacRanaich South and North Tops, Meall Sgallachd, Creag na h-Iolaire and Meall Reamhar. Superb views in all directions, with Lawers and the Tarmachan Ridge and Vorlich and Stuc a Chroin in snowy raiment particular highlights.Nick Down124/02/2018
Climbed with Domonic W. Bit of a mixed weather day. Mostly clear but rain on/off and windamcculloch19/08/2017
With GHC up the track then solo to the top. Light showers but good views. Steep ascent.Play2End13/08/2017
Climbed in hot, sunny but windy conditions with John Mcd. Approach from south of Lochearnhead was complicated, requiring statutory responsible access through Edinchip estate.barnz4817/07/2017
From Lochearnhead (8:10) took tiresome winding route to old railway and track up glen. Followed this to col, then steeply up trackless slope to summit plateau and top of Creag Rainaich. Back to col down even steeper slope. Up grassy slopes from col to top of Meall an t'Seallaidh. Good views. Back down direct to nearest pt of track and thence back to car (15:05). Light showers but mostly dry and some sun; clear but windy on both tops.dbb25/06/2017
Straightforward from previous hill. A little snow still around.davechaffey11/03/2017
A very windy, wet and cloudy day from head of Glen Ogle.Initially up a poor track near fortest edge then compass bearing to main summit. Summit cairn did not match description in book so spent some time hunting around in the cloud before I was sure (and it did match the photo here. Slight error in descent befoer ascet to Meall Sgallachd - went down too far north and too low. After that straightforward following the fence over the 620m top to Meall Reamhar. Took poor line down to near disused railway viaduct which lead to some difficult ground - should have stayed more on the ridge.dickscroop30/12/2016
ACW round of meall reamhar, meall reamhar north top, meall sqallachd, creag mac ranaich, creag mac ranaich south top, meall an fhiodhain west top, meall an fhiodhain, cam chreag, meall an t seallaidh from lochearnhead parked in church cp.robertphillips08/12/2016
From Lochearnhead via Glen Kendrum as described in SMC Corbetts book.davidpettit8406/11/2016
Windy and cloudy. Start of walk is from the A84 and look for bike route sign. Long walk in, use a bike. You can park at the church for a donation (but not when a service is on. Steep climb up and a false cairn before the true top.Jhimmy11/10/2016
Climbed with Sue , very wet underfoot.Frank26/09/2016
I rather fancied a circuit of Glen Kendrum so started via Meall Ramhear. Lovely stroll in the sunshine, but degenerates into peat hags and pillowy vegetables after the summit. A right old thrash until Meall Sgallachd, and then it's lovely walk to the summit. No wonder normal people climb this hill via the landrover track. Like an idiot I followed the SMC route off the top instead of the blindingly obvious path, and regretted it when I saw the easy descent to the bealach. That was enough for one day, with the long drive back to Derbyshire ahead of me. Macaroni cheese in the Golden Larches provided strength for the drive.Gill15/08/2016
Walk from Glen Kendrum with Richard Jones, track between the two Corbetts tackling Creag MacRanaich first. Cool cloudy start breaking into warm sunshine.N.Morters08/05/2016
On my own, sunny day start from southern end of Lochan Lairig Cheile, then over Meall Sgallachalwaysinshorts10/03/2016
CK SheilaS19/06/2015
with Markgrimjimm18/04/2015
2nd attempt, from Glen Ogle cottages and included tops. Hazy sun, mild, cold wind, good views.iangalbraith10/04/2015
CDMC Crianlarich meet.clashcityrocker18/01/2015
Carried on to Meall an T-Seallaidhduchally24/04/2014
From Meall an t-Seallaidh and up the steep western side to a flattish craggy summit on a good sunny day. Back down southern side to the track in Glen Kendrum and Lochearnhead.Windy Corner19/04/2014
A heat wave on Good Friday! A steep climb up from the track from Ledcharrie farm. Fantastic conditions and visibility all round with snow still covering Ben More / Stob Binien and Ben Lui. Steep descent over to Meall an t-Seallaidh.Roblex18/04/2014
MMC walk from Edinchip via Glen Kendrum. Gales but tops were clear. 6 hours.alexmaclennan01/09/2013
Started from Ardchyle. Track not always clear until reached the sheep creep ridden railway line. Very wet and misty. Navigation was 'fun' on the descent.Martin R23/10/2011
W Jenx on 6th anniversary of first climbing. From Lochearnhead church car park, through lanes to Glen Kendrum, then track to bealach between MacRaniach and Meall an't Saillaidh. Easy climbing to both before return same way.nordicstar08/10/2011
2 of 4: From the south top.ChrisR05/08/2011
meall an t seallaidh and creag mac ranaich from balquidder cemetry.robertphillips31/01/2011
Solo.Dangerous Dave18/09/2010
Climbed during week staying at Lochearnhead in very unScotish weather, T-shirt and Suncream required!! Walked up the track along Kendrum Burn and visit both Corbetts, saw deer on the decent.rhalstead21/06/2010
With Mora from Glenogle CottsBLACKHILL08/04/2010
climbed with OLOLmunromurph07/07/2009
with Jamie on clockwise circuit over M an t-S and then Creag Mac Ranaichvegibagger28/05/2009
From Lochearnhead, using part of the Calander & Oban.Grinner10/05/2009
done with meall an tseallaidh from balquhidderbuggerlugs28/04/2007
Alone to summit. In conjunction with Meall an t-Seallaidh with HazelSpudGunn23/03/2007
Circuit from Lochearnheadrjf3509/04/2004
Parked in Lochearnhead, up Glen Kendrum to Meall an t-Seallaidh, then on to Creag Mac RanaichGallovidian24/08/2003
Climbed prior to a stay at Ewich House.Man of Kernow104/07/2003
solo with Meall an t-Seallaidhlittle al29/06/2003
Creag Mac Ranaich & Meall an t-Seallaidh from Lochearnhead via Glen Kendrum with Fiona.agentmancuso09/12/2002
MC JC DB GH. Wit hMeall an t-Seallaidh.Martin6614/01/2001