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Name:Meall Garbh
Hill number:118
Height:967.5m / 3174ft
Parent (Ma):107  Carn Mairg
RHB Section:02A: Loch Rannoch to Glen Lyon
County/UA:Perth and Kinross
Catchment:Tay
Class:Hump, Simm, Munro, High Hills of Britain, Murdo,
Yeaman
(Hu,Tu,Sim,M,HHB,Mur,Y)
Grid ref:NN 64709 51678
Summit feature:boulder 18m SE of large cairn
Drop:102.2m
Col:865.3m  NN 6550 5183  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 42 51
(1:25k) OL48E OL49W 378E 386W
Observations:large cairn is at NN 64700 51692
Survey:Leica RX1250
Comments:previously (2014) noted cairn is now gone
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 856 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Fence post cairn in low cloud and rain no 3Denise 13/04/2024
Did this walk anticlockwise today to rebel against being told to walk clockwise to minimise erosion. I mean come on! Meall na Aighean W top, Meall na Aighean, Meall Liath, Carn Mairg, Meall a'Bharr, Meall Garbh E Top, Meall Garbh, An Sgorr, Carn Gorm. Also 2 swims, one at pool below rickety bridge & one in River Lyon at the allowed carpark. Enjoyed my rebellious walk.Lynnebe26/07/2023
The Glen Lyon Horseshoe from Invervar, following the estate instruction to do the route in a clockwise direction, taking in the 4 Munros and most of the Tops. Parking in the car park is now reserved for residents in the summer season, so all walkers must use the large layby 1 km to the west. Visited Carn Gorm, An Sgorr, Meall Garbh, Meall Garbh E Top, Meall Luaidhe, Meall a'Bharr, Carn Mairg, Meall Liath, Meall na Aighean E Top, Meall na Aighean, Meall na Aighean W Top. Splendid weather with views from Ben Nevis to Ben Macdhui. 27km with 1700m ascent, taking 10 hours.silveracorn_alan01/06/2023
Did the round with my dog. In the clan for the whole route so didn't see a thing!emily06/05/2023
With Alasdairduchally23/10/2022
Car park full so kept going West until a big layby with room for quite a few around 0.75 miles along, any cars parked on the verges were ticketed when we returned. Lovely day down low, miserable wind up top, relentless for the round, got the 4 and a few topsPDuncan8225/06/2022
Started from the carpark behind the telephone box at Invervar. Arrived at 07:30 and were the 2nd car in a carpark that only holds around cars. Great weather and easy walking on mainly good paths. Completed the circuit of 4 Munros in 6 hours.gneill20/06/2022
Glen Lyon Horseshoe from InvervarGary Heath02/06/2022
Càrn Gorm, Meall Garbh, Càrn Mairg and Creag Mhòr from Invervar. Solo. Damaged muscle made slow progress but with care the route was completed successfully. Note. 6 spaces in car park in Invervar only. Village now a clearway for 2 miles, no parking available outside of car park which is not enough spaces. Car park apparently closed during stalking season meaning no parking. Estate signs unwelcoming, telling you to stay on path, follow markers and go in defined direction!meltdiceburg01/06/2022
From Invervar, Carn Gorm, Meall Garbh, Meall a'Bharr, Carn Mairg and Meall na Aighean.JasonStark29/05/2022
brilliant walk solocolinfielding25/04/2022
Clockwise circuit of the four Glen Lyon Munros from Invervar CP. Also included An Sgorr and Meall a' Bharr Munro Tops.welshyboyo28/03/2022
Glen Lyon horseshoe in heavy clag (CCW)D.Hoyle15/01/2022
Invervar - Carn Gorm - An Sgorr - Meall Garbh - Meall a’ Bharr - Carn Mairg - Meall Liath - Meall na Aighean - Meall na Aighean W Top - Invervar.Mark Jackson19/08/2021
Parked at Invervar. Started off cloudy was very windy on Carn Gorm. As we left the summit the cloud started to lift and break. The rest of the route was in glorious sunshine with a breeze and great views. We saw a Golden Plover, Meadow Pipits and Stonechats. Took in 4 Munro’s the 3 tops and deleted top. Cooled off in a muddy pond full of tadpoles and pond skaters. Only saw 2 people on the tops. Time taken 7 hours 20 minutes for 12.75 miles.isabelle18/08/2021
A round of the four munro and the tops on a hot windless day. Great day in the hillsPilotralph 13/07/2021
Clockwise circuit from Invervar. Sunny spells with occasional light showers. Very windygeoffh1211/06/2021
Càrn Mairg circuit from Invervar, Walkhighlands route of 4 munros north side of Glen Lyonhummusg25/05/2021
Xtnrowan17/04/2021
Innerwick to Invervar - Beinn Dearg then the 4 Munros.quadbarrel22/10/2020
part of the carn gorm 4 munros. Once you pass the carn gorm summit you head for the bealach and follow the fence line up to the summitAristotle Chip05/08/2020
The Carn Mairg Group,With Chris.Hutchie29/07/2020
Glen Lyon horseshoe ridge, clockwise. With JAS.kdbennett18/07/2020
Meall nan Tarmachan hill raceswinging05/10/2019
Long day in awful weather. 4 munros baggedNicky C11/08/2019
R great weather Richard Tait26/06/2019
Debs & Talisker, Glen Lyon round, 4 Munros, 3 Munros tops and 3 other tops. Cracked the halfway mark.Mountain Goat21/06/2019
Ascent as part of my anticlockwise circuit of the Glen Lyon Horseshoe. Cold north westerly wind, but dry with clear summits. NOTE: Start at Invervar now 50yards west of telephone box.knarf05/05/2019
With Jack, Jim, Joe, Thea, Jon, Gavin Easter trip (Killin)fellie19/04/2019
From Invervar (NN 66616 48220) - Carn Gorm - Meall Garbh - Meall a' Bharr - Carn Mairg - Meall na Aighean. Woodland path then hydro track to begin then clear mountain paths from then on. Exceptional windchill, icy and also deep snow in some areas.david23020130/10/2018
Started at 07:45, as one circuit including Carn Gorm, Meall Garbh, Carn Mairg & Meall nan Aighean (Creag Mhor). Very misty on top of Carn Gorm and Meall Garbh, this cleared around 12:00 to gives good views of Schiehallion and Glen Lyon, 7:10 hours all in.chillyman808/08/2018
Clockwise loop of 4 Glen Lyon Munros from InvervarTisteln08/07/2018
With Karen Daly & BusterHighland Days24/06/2018
50th Munrolojzi86062107/05/2018
Carn Mairg loopHuwel10/04/2018
From Carn Gorm. Simple enough except for the stodgy snow. Modern art cairn.stig_nest13/03/2018
Me Issy, Angela and Tony walked as part of 4 Munro loop. Good day out.Kevthecat30/09/2017
From Invervar with Carn Gorm, Carn Mairg and Meall na AigheanGeoff Briggs16/09/2017
See Carn MairgMoragElizabeth08/08/2017
Completed the horseshoeJamesSDonald04/06/2017
With Mark.Jonathan Willingham14/05/2017
Clockwise round of 4 munros and 3 tops - very windy but good views otherwise!twg2713/03/2017
The worst cairn in Scotland on the worst estate. I removed about 200 big fence posts from it but there is much more to be done up there.alda02/10/2016
Carn Gorm groupjustin99911/09/2016
Nice round of the four. This one short and simple from the col, although in the mist I took the path over An Sgorr. Never mind, another top bagged.steveroberts14/08/2016
C/W round of 4 munros and 3 tops from inverar.robertphillips17/07/2016
Glen Lyon horseshoe, anticlockwisekdbennett25/06/2016
From Inverar round of the 4 Munros and 3 tops.rhalstead16/06/2016
Glen Lyon 4 circuit, 8hr 25min with 5hr 4 min on the move. With Pete and Steve.Hyperopic05/06/2016
Circular from Inverar, 4 Munros. Baking hot day with strong winds at summits.liljonb11/05/2016