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Name:Meall Lochan a' Chleirich
Hill number:978
Height:403m / 1322ft
RHB Section:13A: Loch Torridon to Loch Maree
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Catchment:Ewe, Catchment Boundaries, Gairloch
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (400-499m), Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,4,Y)
Grid ref:NG 87218 71611
Summit feature:cairn
Drop:216m
Col:187m  NG884708  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 19
(1:25k) 433 434
Survey:obvious summit
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 109 users)ByDate of Ascent
Parked at Am Feur Loch. Up the track past the deer fence, then cut across east to the Allt Lochan a' Chleirich. Seems like I took a slightly more southerly direct line than other reports, which took me to steep rocky / heathery / fern covered ground around 869717, not recommended. Then easy ground from about the 300m contour. Descended a steep gully very slightly east of south, then much easier ground to join the track on the way to the Corbetts.Owen B26/08/2019
From the green 'red stable' by Am Feur-Loch. Along track, through gate in deer fence. Followed fence to stream coming down west side of hill. Ascended by stream. Izig-zagged thru crags. No difficulties, other than rough ground in first part of ascent. KeithByTheC01/08/2019
From the Red Barn on the main road to the East of Am Feur-Loch over the deer fence and follow the burn up to 867719, turning right to ascend on grass between crags, then curving right to summit. A rock free ascent , summit in 50 mins.NormanW15/06/2019
From the Red Barn, along the Loch na Oiche track and then up through the young trees to the rock maze above. A very fine hill with expected good views. Return to the cattle grid.fasgadh05/05/2019
1of4: From A832 Fishing Hut CP at 856720ChrisR05/12/2018
From the cattle grid, direct at first, veering left at any difficulties to reach easy ground to E. No scrambling involved and 1hr to the top. A smashing pointy summit.Chris Peart06/11/2018
4th and final of 4 Marilyns in day car bagging with Jon Glew. Parked at cattle grid on A832. After carefully studying map for rooute throgh crags ended up heading straight for summit to SE picking best line up gullies virtually no scrambling on icy rocks partially covered in dry snow. Return by a similar maybe easier route to the south and paralel to ascent route. Total distance walked 1.58 miles with 265m of ascent, with cold icy conditions had feel of a real mountain despite its lack in height.SteveSmith06/02/2018
From cattle grid to NW, on A832 as others. Once over the deer gate took a direct route to the top up some nice scrambly gullies. Heather and tussock grass initially. Pleasant rocky top. With Steve Smith.jonglew06/02/2018
Parked at Red Stables (green building, colour blind?!). Track for a bit then up the steep slopes between crags. Snow crisper but still tough going.N.Morters01/01/2018
Parked at the cattle grid, had to climb over the gate (padlocked), then followed good deer tracks E along the fence because they were there, then a rising traverse below crags on more deer tracks to a landslip just before a small stream (not mapped), then followed the stream up, first on the W and then the E. Comes out on easy ground (W of the mapped stream) leading directly to the top, no nasty false summits. Superb views. Same route down, except that I went direct to the road over the deer fence. Not recommended, it used to be forestry, and there is a lot of brash and holes hidden in deep heather and long grass, the deer tracks by the fence are better.Gill17/12/2017
Solo.Dangerous Dave24/05/2017
Fiercely windy!MichaelF16/05/2017
From the car park by Am Feur Loch SE up the track and across to Lochan a Chleirich and up the gully behind to the SE ridge. Down the NW ridge. Nice rocky summit and a tremendous view pointLesH16/04/2017
self. at Gairloch with I Robertsondavidsbatty19/11/2016
From fishing hut to Lochan a'Chleirich an up from there. Overcast, dry, mild, calm, good views except highest tops obscured.iangalbraith23/06/2015
A sunny autumn afternoon with good visibility. From cattle grid on A832, starting with an uncomfortable climb to a minor 190m col. After that the terrain becomes easier but there are many dangerous crags, I would not like to be up there in mist.Topographer5715/10/2014
With: hb sb ab; Parked by bridge from Am Feur-Loch outflow. Followed track onto NW ridge. Returned by dropping down N to road.Ian Baines06/07/2014
With Dave Roeder. From car 100m W of cattle grid (15:45) crossed fence & took faint path to R edge of crag & up sub-peak (mistake). Down, then wound through long grass & crags to rocky summit (16:40). Down grass slopes further E but tricky near road in recent felling. Finish 17:35. Dry; good views.dbb07/06/2014
solo on trip up to Longa Island with Rob Woodallvegibagger16/11/2013
Parked by the 'red hut' by Am Feur-Loch on A832 (NG 857 721) - plenty of parking space. Took nature trail path over bridge and through deer fence. Then left path and headed along burn running down from Lochan a'Chleirich, crossing it some 200m upstream. Then worked round NE, following a burn up a gully on N end of the hill, to avoid the crags. Once at top of little gorge, climbed easily SE to summit. Returned the same way. Windy and rain all the way.Man of Kernow127/10/2013
From Red Barn (painted green). Liz recovering from back injury.jimbloomer16/06/2013
With Mora, from the A832 nr Loch Bad an Sgalaig.BLACKHILL18/05/2013
Various inc JC DC O. Rocky hill. Traverse west to east.Martin6605/05/2013
A quickie during a Gairloch week on a windy day with clag covering the higher tops. With Martin66, JC, J, Harts & Otis from the cattle grid. There doesn't seem to be a best way to do this hill from here. We just picked our own ways up between the craggy bits arguing amongst ourselves... Then continued SE dropping to Lochan a'Chleirich on easier ground. It's easy enough to wander round the loch & then through the trees to join the track leading back to the road.NotReallyABagger05/05/2013
W Jenx, parked at cattle grid on A832 to West. Crossed gate in deer fence and arose steep tussocks ground and young scots pines. Wove through several outcrops to summit of fine cairn on rocky outcrop. Grand view of Loch Maree and back out to sea. Just under cloud.nordicstar08/12/2012
Galltywenallt23/04/2012
Parked on the A832 by the hut to the NW. Took the path to get through the deer fence before heading for the summit. Weather closed in followed by heavy rain so no views :(garyhoney11/06/2010
Layby to NW, near forest. Made way over rough ground, many craggy outcrops. Cairn on top of grassy, heathery rock. Fine views over Loch Maree to Slioch etc.Aye Jimmy25/10/2007
Parked by tin shed. Over bridge to first rise on track looking in vain for an easy way across the newly planted 3' tall trees. Crossed the river and fought way up rough stuff to a sheer rock face. Clamber up steep slopes with rocks and holes to get a view of final grey rock walls on top of ridge. Found a way around these and a final back track to domey top with neat cairn at 10.10. Excellent view of Loch Maree and islands. Sat on GPS going down and cracked the glass.arranc02/07/2005
Out and back from the main road.Eddie27/05/2001
pleasant interesting outcroppy ascent, fine summit & view. cattle grid 867724 RHW05/05/2001
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