Name:Creag na Caillich
Hill number:167
Height:914.3m / 3000ft
Parent (Ma):149  Meall nan Tarmachan
Parent (SMC):149  Meall nan Tarmachan
RHB Section:02B: Glen Lyon to Glen Dochart and Loch Tay
County/UA:Stirling
Catchment:Tay
Class:Simm, High Hills of Britain, Corbett Top, Deleted Munro Top
(Tu,Sim,HHB,CT,xMT)
Grid ref:NN 56288 37692
Summit feature:no feature
Drop:69.3m
Col:845m  NN 5652 3807  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 51
(1:25k) OL48W 378W
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica GS15/Leica RX1250
Surveys of Creag na Caillich and Carn na Caim South Top.pdf
Comments:Removed from list of Munro Tops in September 2015; col height measured to be 845.0m; alternative col at NN 5656 3812 is 0.1m higher.
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Last of a/c round of 6 simms from Ben Lawers NTS car park. Slight detour west to avoid any difficulties descending to the dam.Topographer5718/05/2024
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
Final top of the ridge walk then back down to Ben Lawers car parkcolinfielding22/05/2023
Crossed over from Meall Dhuin Croisg in soft snow. Ascended from WNW. Fabulous view point. On to Meall Ton Eich.LizH15/04/2023
From higher car park for a traverse of Meall nan Tarmachan and tops.rhalstead11/09/2022
With ridge & Meall Ton Eich. Descended to south.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
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
Anti-clockwise loop of the Tarmachan ridge from the NT Car Parkgeoffh1216/08/2020
Loop of the Tarmachan ridge on a beautiful evening.Nicky C24/06/2020
Hot day, great walk. Drove up the Glen Lochay hydro road as far as possible then followed the old drovers road across meadow, railroad sleepers and steel girders to the ghost village of Shielings, then an easy steady ascent along the southern ridge of Beinn nan Oighreag. Took a direct easterly descent to, the probably boggy most of the year, Lairig Bhreislich, which was straightforward in super dry conditions, to enable an assault on the northern ridge of Meall Ton Eich. From there it was onwards to Creag na Caillich, giving a spectacular view of the Tarmachan ridge. But, we headed home via the less dramatic but equally undulating Creag na Caillich west and the two Meall Dhuin Croisg tops. A westwards descent got us back to the drovers track and the eventual mid-summer delights of an ice-cold diet coke and choc-ice in Killin.summitter30/05/2020
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
Debs & Tali, Tarmachan Ridge day.Mountain Goat16/06/2019
Along with Meall nan TarmachanHuwel20/03/2019
From NTS Ben Lawers car park along tracks up to Meall nan Tarmachan via SE Top, then along ridge to Creag na Caillich, descending E to tracks near disused quarry and return to car parkkdbennett15/09/2018
lovely hill, lovely ridge.hils24/07/2017
Traverse of Tarmachan ridge, broken cloud, sunshine and patches of soft snow.RichardM12/11/2016
traverse from killin power station to the north end of lochan na lairige,meall dhuin croisg, meall dhuinn croisg east top, meall ton eich,creag na caillich,beinn nan eachan, beinn nan eachan east top, meall garbh,meall nan tarmachan, meall nan tarmachan SE top,meall nan tarmachan east top, meall nan tarmachan NE top, creag an lochain, cycled downhill back to the power station.robertphillips30/10/2016
AloneRob Pen y Garn05/08/2016
Tarmachan Ring.justin99928/07/2016
As part of ridge walkStevend107/05/2016
great ridge walk in snowiannotts10/03/2016
Done solo. The only one along the whole ridge with no cloud. it lifted while in the last col. If I had done the walk two hours later I would have been able to see the whole route. Ambled back in the sunshine.Aimless Rambler16/07/2015
Complete Tarmachan ridge walk from Ben Lawers CP. another fantastic sunny day.Crib Goch11/06/2015
Weather fair.MountainMac10/02/2015
Parked at 539353, up track then NE to Creag na Caillich and on round to Meall nan Tarmachan, then down Beinn a' Bhuic and on to Beinn nan Oighreag and Meall GhaordaidhGallovidian21/06/2014
Fine ridge walk starting at Meall nam Tarmachan with good vehicle track back to visitors' centre from disused quarry.jonglew01/06/2014
Done with Bob and Davie in low cloud and drizzle. It was Bob's last Munro Top and we celebrated, but prematurely!Play2End14/09/2013
Part of Meall nan Tarmachen ridge walk with John P.mntainman13/09/2013
with scottrekThearlaichdubh14/07/2013
With Ian StewartColinmac200527/10/2012
As part of Tarmachan Ridge walk. Has multiple tops but the first is highest. The continuing path traverses dodgily above a scary drop at one point - not recommended on a windy day; thankfully it was lovely weather.milngavie_kenny20/05/2012
5 of 5: From Beinn nan Eachan. With Tim.ChrisR31/10/2010
usual route over the tarmachan group taken. from the track halfway between the lawers m.r. post and the lochan na lairige dam. a very satisfying loop.. the ridge is not particularly exposed.stig_nest13/09/2009
From campsite at High Creagan.Wheelsy28/08/2009
Ascent from road above Vistor Centre, followed pipeline track to 568368 then indistinct path to col north of 685m spot height. Path improves from there and is clear all along ridgeline to Tarmachan.andy24/09/2008
From visitors centerFlatfield17/02/2008
CK SheilaS02/01/2008
Return route from Meall nan Tarmachan. descend to the tracks and follow back to the start.smocks and denims01/12/2007
Backpacking w CMH. After camping high in Lairig Luaidhe, around NN535407, did Oighreag then on to Tarmachans. Dry and windy, with some slightly hazy sunshine breaking through the white clouds, some lovely autumnal views.NorfolkPT2125/10/2007
On attempt of all Munros and tops in 2007ancient brit10/05/2007
With Gavin Rees.Dangerous Dave23/09/2006
A glorious clockwise traverse with Jamie as his fifth Munro walking west all along the southerly track before ascending Creag na Caillich and then east along the whole ridge and down over SE top Murdo.vegibagger30/08/2006
Having left the family I finished the day on this lovely rolling and rocky ridge but with a long haul back to the start at the end.Rhayader_wander03/08/2006
t32redcon21/05/2005
With Oli and Colinalistairpooler17/07/2004
Short descent and rise to the last top of the ridge. yorkie01/06/2004