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Name:Creag nam Mial
Hill number:450
Height:563m / 1847ft
RHB Section:06B: Pitlochry to Braemar and Blairgowrie
County/UA:Perth and Kinross (UA)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Dodd (500-599m), Highland Five, Yeaman
Grid ref:NO 05382 54109
Summit feature:cairn on rock
Col:354m  NO018585  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 52 53
(1:25k) OL52S 387S
Observations:ground by wall 30m SSW is about 1.5m lower
Survey:Abney level
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Challenging to find anywhere to park along the A924 which, IMHO, would not be an irritation to locals and hence cause issues for future baggers (for routes reported from the East), so did it in combo with Deuchary Hill, from Guay - good parking up forest road at NO006495. Good tracks and paths to path-stream junction at NO040538, then direct over very rough terrain. Green areas can be linked up after initial bad heather, but later, the heather becomes your friend as its edges tell you where the least wet ground is. Five foot fence can be crossed where two posts are leaning over, near high point. From summit, all other lines of approach seemed to be worse, involving large tracts of deep heather.Isbjorn04/06/2019
With Elizyanne. Parked at NO 091570 across the road from Auchintrail house. Plenty space for one car leaving gate to field clear. Used the JenX solution. 4 Hours 50 mins.GmacT19/02/2019
With GmacT on the JenX solutionelizyanne19/02/2019
Solo. From Ballintuim in Strathardle. After reaching the summit of Meall Dubh I continued westwards, mostly a little way from a wall. Just before the summit of Creag nam Mial I came across the remains of a stone hut. I climbed up behind the hut to reach the summit of Creag nam Mial. To attempt to avoid the vegetation that had somewhat hindered progress on the outward journey I descended northeastwards down a small valley. I then struck a line going eastwards. Going was easy initially but then I came to profuse vegetation. Fortunately I found something of a path or animal track through it so it was not too bad. I went round the south side of Loch Charles to join my outward route.pwbellarby26/05/2018
From Ballintuim. Maybe I was unobservant, but I didn't find much evidence of good paths, despite following the walls. Plenty of knee deep heather became somewhat monotonous after a while. Reminiscent of the Pennines. Circular walk, in a failed attempt to find better going, up from the Loch along the wall, and down NW from the summit, then follow the wall E, leading to a track. Track foul, so back to the small plantation NE of Loch Charles across bogs on deer tracks. The views were OK, snowy Cairngorms etc.Gill10/11/2017
2 of 2: From Deuchary Hill.ChrisR25/10/2017
W from Meal Dubh - walls can be follwed along paths of varying quality almost to summit. Nice location, pretty good views. Went NNE to visit tall (2m) cairn.ger03/09/2017
Climbed after Deuchary Hill from NO006495 via paths and tracks shown on OS map around east side of Capel hill to NO041527 from where a fence/wall line was followed to the summit (some deep heather bashing involved). Returned around west side of Capel Hill.raffemeister31/07/2017
Solo trip. From Ballintuim up to Loch Charles, then from W tip of Blackcraig Forest west along wall to summit. Areas of burnt heather speed progress, and paths nearly all the way within a few m of wall. Magnificent view.Invicta1407/05/2017
From Ballintuim...good track , then series of deer tracks roughly following the wall on the crest up from dammed Loch where a wall from the plantation to the south joins. Another wall to the north misses out Meall Dubh but both join with a third wall from the south west just below the summit near a small ruin.N.Morters10/12/2016
After Deuchary Hill via Loch Ordie and the wall to the west. It was very hard going but the descent to Loch Pitcarmick was easier, probably because it was downhill.Chris Peart23/05/2016
Perfect parking on wide verge at Ballintuim road-end before private road sign NO 101549. Up the road to the loch and beyond to wall followed all the way to the summit. Very good going on deer tracks. The owners, of whom we met three, were unhelpful in their observations.benarmine25/03/2016
Sort of a path most of the way from Meall Dubh.alda13/03/2016
New route devised by Jenx. From East parking on road side of A924 at entrance to Pitcarmick. Spot height 205. Follow track all way through estate to Loch Pitcarmick in 4km on good track. ATV track continues towards summit petering out on its final slopes 1km from summit. Some heather by lines available to reach top easily. Back to car in the dark after 15km and 3hrs.nordicstar13/01/2016
The route worked well. Made a bit epic because we walked most of the way back in the dark. A great winters day. Dry and frosty with snow on the higher hills to the north.jenx13/01/2016
creag nam mial and deuchary hill anti-clockwise from riechip, nice sunny day.robertphillips12/07/2015
Creag na h-Iolaire, Creag Gharbh, Creag nam Mial NW Top & Creag nam Mial from parking by the Balnabroich sign.jimbloomer08/04/2015
Tidied up the area of Marilyns. From Balloftwine. Got told off by a formidable woman for listening to Beethoven, rather than Mahler (honestly) whilst her terriers chewed a hole in my trousers. Think she may have been the lady of the manor, imperious enough.Martin R27/10/2014
Parked Ballintuim, walked up track to small dam and over to summit by wall using animal tracks where possible.AndrewFinnimore25/09/2014
With Dad from Countlich Bungalow. Past Loch Ordie and into Glen Oisinneach, past the shepherd's cottage and over to Glen Bucknie. We turned north and shortly after struck out across the heather towards Creag nam Mial. Returned via the track underneath the pylons further north. I agree with RHW below. A dull struggle through purgatorial heather. The view from the summit was excellent though ranging all the way from the hills above Crianlarich to the Lomonds in Fife.islamidget20/08/2014
from Baledmund. Pleasant tracks until the thrash from 042538 which is just knee high heather and bog, gently rising. Excellent bit of wilderness. 999th MarilynThearlaichdubh21/04/2014
From minor road to SW near Guay at NO 00626 49514 bwo Deuchary Hill.Alan Moore07/03/2014
Solo Uisdean2501/03/2014
Parked at bottom of a forest road at approx 090572. One of the most enjoyable sub 2000 hills yet.duchally10/02/2014
Started from near Baledmund (NO 005512). Good tracks to NO 041539, then final heather slopes to summit. Returned along boundary wall to SW, then tracks to Deuchary Hill and return.richtea504029/01/2011
Walked in on tracks and paths from near Guay via Loch Ordie.JohnW23/10/2007
Victoria Joyce Andy Fraser Bruntondonmeister01/01/2006
and 01/01/2005 and 08/05/2005 and 21/03/2011chrispine15/08/2004
from M Dubh. Heavy going over deep bracken and cloudberry patches. Lots of downs as well as ups. Solitary deer on other side of wall. Direct line to top cutting off a corner, but heather got even deeper and more tiring. Over wire fence and crags to top at 12.10.arranc07/06/2004
From Loch Ordie up Buckny Burn. One of the wood on LR 50,000 map does not exist. see
dull hill, purgatorial heather/tussock. park 006494, Deuchary, C nam Mial anticlock via good tks RHW22/12/2001
dave g01/07/2019
The Rodmiester17/05/2019
Simon Winton04/01/2019
Johnny Corbett12/03/2014