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Name:Meall nan Tarmachan
Hill number:149
Height:1043.6m / 3424ft
RHB Section:02B: Glen Lyon to Glen Dochart and Loch Tay
County/UA:Perth and Kinross
Catchment:Tay
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Munro, High Hills of Britain,
Murdo, Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,M,HHB,Mur,Y)
Grid ref:NN 58521 38992
Summit feature:cairn
Drop:494.4m
Col:549.2m  NN 5923 4157  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 51
(1:25k) OL48E 378E
Survey:obvious summit/Leica RX1250
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 1095 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
deurgar04/10/2030
Up and down Meall nan Tarmachan and its south top from the free parking area at the end of the track. Along track and then following the easy and stepped tourist path over Munro top on to the summit. We wanted to carry on but ran out of time as the ridge onwards looked spectacular. 684m ascent. Plenty of people about on a Wednesday. Amazing views from the summit especially looking north over lots of hills, mountains, Munros and Ben Nevis covered in snow in the distance. This was our 25th Munro. Pretty good considering we live in the midlands!DanTrig12/06/2024
from new cp in glorious weather, t-shirt in DecemberFlatfield03/12/2023
Left new car park 12:30, lovely new path. Very strong W wind across ascent ridge and on summit. Other tops all clear but lighting rather flat; moments only of sunshine.NorfolkPT2102/10/2023
9.4 miles 2925ft walk, start at Tarmachan Ridge carpark to Meall Nan Tarmachan, Meall Garbh, Beinn Nan Eachan and Creag Na Caillich.stephenbuda15/09/2023
Meall nan Tarmachan South Top, Meall nan Tarmachan, Meall Garbh, Beinn nan Eachan East Top, Beinn nan Eachan and Creag na Caillich from parking.JasonStark02/09/2023
10 hills today, should have been 11, but I didn't cross the deer fence. From Ben Lawers car park (£3). Meall nan Tarmachan S Top, Meall nan Tarmachan, Meall Garbh, Beinn nan Eachan E Top, Beinn nan Eachan, Creag na Caillich, all on Munro motorway. Then went NW on faint animal track to Meall Ton Eich, and back to .796 Creag na Caillich W Top, no real path but grassy hillside, no heather so easy going. Straight down to Beallach & up Meall Dhuin Croisg E Top & Meall Dhuin Croisg. Back to Beallach trying to avoid Crags. SE then to pick up path to Dam. Made the effort to climb Meall Liath on walk out but failed to cross deer fence so missed it by about 20m. There was a ladder stile too. 21km, 1100m climb 10/11 hills un sunshine with friends. Not too bad.Lynnebe19/07/2023
First Munro in six weeks. Today I did the Tarmachan Ridge, with Karen Webber and Mark Atkins on an OMC Meet at the club cottage. We headed west along the track before gaining the ridge and return east along the ridge. The strong westerly wind buffeted us a few times and the heavy showers were unpleasant. Summits in order; 1) Creag na Caillich, 914m, Ex Munro Top 2) Beinn nan Eachan, 1000m, Munro Top 3) Meall Garbh, 1026m, Munro Top 4) Meall nan Tarmachan, 1043m, Munro 5) Meall nan Tarmachan South Top, 921m, Munro Topchillyman801/07/2023
My first Munro, completed the Tarmachan Ridge Circular, but went clockwise instead of going up Meall Nam Tarmachan first. Did not include the MT Creag Na Calillich, decided it would probably be a step too far.Tioramlady27/05/2023
From Ben Lawers car park very windy.colinfielding22/05/2023
from car park onto munro tops and across to do the Tarmachan ridge.emily07/05/2023
Low cloud, drizzle soon started, windy at the top with driven rain.Cumbrianexile27/10/2022
1 Summit and 3 tops mostly clear weather very cold Northerly windjps66617/09/2022
Went along ridge and Meall Ton Eich.duchally01/09/2022
Parked at the NTS car park, for a revisit to the Meall nan Tarmachan ridge, last walked in 1991. Route followed the popular route from E to W, visiting Meall nan Tarmachan S Top, Meall nan Tarmachan, Meall Garbh (and its scramble down) (1026.7), Beinn nan Eachan E Top, Beinn nan Eachan and Creag na Caillich. Then rather than backtracking to the col and down to the quarry, I carried on along the smaller path right to the end of the ridge and down to the lower Land Rover track, to follow it back to the NTS car park, with a small diversion to bag Meall Liath on the way. A 16km walk with over 1100m of ascent, taking 6h 20m, with sadly little in the way of views due to the misty conditions.silveracorn_alan22/08/2022
Solovgiorgio04/08/2022
Via Craig an Lochan. Nice route, hot day.sclater10/07/2022
With Sclater. We parked at the cairn, at the end of the reservoir, and up Creag An Lochain, then Meall nan Tarmachan, and down via Meall nan Tarmachan South Top. Brilliant sunny day.Missphoton10/07/2022
Tarmachan Ridgemaclrc06/05/2022
3/3 With Meall Ghaordaidh and Beinn nan Oighreag, starting from van at shielings car park to NW of reservoir, over Bealach na Cuinneig, and doing Tarm ridge last. Only one summit clear but no rain. Snell wind, patches of wet snow, some dead reckoning needed but fences to handrail. Rounsfell17/04/2022
tarmachan ridgeRuth14/04/2022
JW, Bran HFB18/12/2021
Tarmachan Ridge with SHC as per Walkhighlands. Misty: no views.TRG31814/11/2021
From the north this time. didnt see a soul until the summit, which was mobbed.hils15/10/2021
Tarmachan ridge walkSamll18/09/2021
From Ben Lawers car park, low cloud, no viewsPDuncan8204/09/2021
5th time.russell6131/08/2021
Whole ridge on a beautiful day with Camber.Trotticus25/08/2021
Start of track just N of Ben Lawers car park - tracks to quarry - path to Creag na Caillich - Beinn nan Eachan - Beinn nan Eachan East Top - Meall Garbh - Meall nan Tarmachan - Meall nan Tarmachan South Top - path back to road.Mark Jackson15/08/2021
After Ben Challum headed to Ben Lawers Car Park to do Tarmachan out and back (no ridge)hummusg21/07/2021
Meall nan Tarmachan South Top > Meall nan Tarmachan > Meall Garbh from GR: NN 60501 38317Hippster12/07/2021
Meall nan Tarmachan South Top > Meall nan Tarmachan > Meall Garbh from GR: NN 60501 38317ronaldo33312/07/2021
#4 of 7 from Lairig an Lochain road summit. Revisit for the three lower eastern topsRHW05/06/2021
Meall nan Tarmachan hike with family & aunty.Dibber24/04/2021
Hike in the sun with family.Tisteln24/04/2021
After the NE top, visibility poor, so missed the E & S tops, lucky to find the top at all!DanMaisieBex27/10/2020
With D, parked near bridge 603383, up and down same route via track and pathDanmawr26/09/2020
From roadside at NN605383 along landrover track at first then footpaths up to Meall nan Tarmachan via S Top, return same way. With JAS.kdbennett26/09/2020
Misty, strong northerly winds, cold.Alan Bothwell25/09/2020
After first top following ridge.iangpark21/08/2020
Anti-clockwise loop of the Tarmachan ridge from the NT Car Parkgeoffh1216/08/2020
from the Ben Lawers national trust car park its folow the sign and its an easy path to followAristotle Chip03/08/2020
Loop of the Tarmachan ridge on a beautiful evening.Nicky C24/06/2020
Solo round from Lawers car park - did the long walk in to Coire Fionn Lairige and ascended ridge to top Beinn nan Eachan. Traversed ridge W to E, taking in all tops. Snow above 900m very icy and quite windy. Did not complete scrambling section due to ice.mproudfoot31/10/2019
Meall nan Tarmachan hill raceswinging05/10/2019
A cracking walk today. Very clear views. Meall nan Tarmachan plus 4 other tops (SE top, Meall Garbh, Beinn nan Eachan and Cread na Caillich). Discovered after Meall Garbh that the rocky scramble off there was avoidable by going down the Grassy slope – never mind. Just over 5 hours.tsharp17/09/2019
ran the loop with Brian Smith, a bit cloudy to start but cleared up.Kevthecat06/09/2019
with Amy, Jenny and WatsonPaulRE27/07/2019
Walked from layby to summit and back down, the first of a 7 Munro two day trip. Great views down to Loch Tay, over the remainder of the Tarmachan Ridge and as far as the Glen Coe Munros (if my bearings are correct!)Canny26/07/2019
Debs & Tali, Tarmachan Ridge day.Mountain Goat16/06/2019