Name:Meall Buidhe
Hill number:737
Height:945.5m / 3102ft
SMC/RHB Section:10B: Knoydart to Glen Kingie
Topographical area:HW15 Ladharbheinn-eugallt
Catchment:Nevis (Loch)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Munro, High Hills of Britain,
Murdo, Yeaman
Grid ref:NM 84902 98965
Summit feature:rock 3m SW of cairn
Col:448.5m  NG 8560 0175  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 33 40
(1:25k) 398E 413S
Observations:rock is c 40cm higher than base of cairn
Survey:Abney level/Leica RX1250
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Got ferry from Mallaig arrived 8am. Walked to Mam Meadail and ascended to Meall Bhuidhe's south west top to avoid the bracken. Out and back to Meall Bhuidhe then Luinne Bheinns East top, Luinne Bheinn. Drop to Mam Barrisdale then to Ladhar Bheinn (via Stob na Muircraidh and Stob a Chearcaill). Descent via An Diollaid and Mam Uidhe for 1615 ferry.hummusg16/07/2024
Round of Gleann Meadail fr bunkhouse, 5.55am to 1:30pm. Started in sunshine w cool breeze, nearby summits clear but distant higher tops in cloud; cloud filled in over time but wind dropped, mild. Summit here in mist (above 850m).NorfolkPT2126/06/2024
Medium cairn with nearby rock outcrop. Foggy. With Tony J and Jill R staying in Bothy at Barrisdale. Now onto Luinne Bhein.Denise 06/05/2024
With Gareth and Lucy and the dogs. Great dayemily30/03/2024
Revisit. From Inverie bunkhouse, an extended round of Gleann Meadail over 15 summits. 30km, 2100m ascent, 12hrs15. 2/15PGCE28/03/2024
Third visit, on TGO ChallengeColin Crawford23/05/2023
From An t-Uiriollach along easy ridge. KeithByTheC04/05/2023
Inverie - Mam Meadail - S flank of Sgurr Sgeithe (steep, rough, complex, no FP, not recommended) - down SW ridge (right to end, grim descent, final steep 300m not recommended [wet, muddy, slippery, exposed, narrow ledges]) - InverieIsbjorn Winter Round27/02/2023
From Knoydart bunkhouse, up An t-Uiriollach, then Meall Buidhe, followed by its East Top, returned the same way. Horrible day with cloud above 400m driving rain showers and strong winds, with Alex McBride, had planned to do the other munro as well, but conditions not suitable.chillyman825/05/2022
Solo round of Luinne Bheinn & Meall Buidhe from Long Beach campsite - decided to do the route clockwise to make it a longer walk-in than walk-out, not sure if that was the best choice as the descent off Druim Righeanaich was not fun on tired legs. Fairly warm (ended up with some tasty sunburn) and very little wind meant a lot of fluids needed. I had hoped to get around in under 9h, but it ended up being 9h 15min - tougher day than expected.mproudfoot07/05/2022
Sourlies bothy to Inverie over Meall Buidhe & Top, Luinne Bheinn & Top and Ladhar Bheinn and Top. Very hot day. Camp at Inverie, feryy back to Mallaig next dayHuwel07/05/2022
Climbed with AndyFCMark04/09/2021
Stiff climb after a long walk in from Inverie. Cloud free summits and some great views.akmilne04/09/2021
From overnight in Barrisdale Bay for a traverse of Luinne Bheinn, ET, Druim Leac a' Shith, SET, Meall Buidhe, Meall Bhasiter and Beinn Bhuidhe.rhalstead22/06/2021
Day trip from Mallaig to Inverie to run the 3 Knoydart Munros, starting on Ladhar Bheinn.quadbarrel20/06/2021
Knoydart Backpacking Circuit - Day #3tleach1226/05/2021
with Jeff and Jim.Cumbrianexile13/10/2019
From Inverie over Meall Buidhe, Luinne Bheinn and tops in between. Dreadful day, heavy rain with hail showers for a bit of variety.IWC12/10/2019
with Heatherphilpower01/05/2019
1st munro of the day. After Lord Brocket's monument turned east up Gleann Meadail till Mam Meadail reached. Turned north up path made of footholds to summit. Great views of islands (Eigg, Rum etc) and hills ==.dave neilson22/09/2018
Roy and Davemn2322/09/2018
Route: Car park at Kinloch Hourn - Barisdale - Gleann Unndalain (wild camp) - Luinne Bheinn East Top - Luinne Bheinn - Meall Coire na Gaoithe’n Ear - Druim Leac a’ Shith - Meall Buidhe SE Top - Meall Buidhe - An t-Uiriollach - Inverie Long Beach Campsite (camp) - Gleann an Dubh-Lochain - Barisdale - car park at Kinloch Hourn. Stats: 19hrs54, 59.5km, 4,116m ascent. Weather: pleasant first day, claggy above 300m on second day, then very wet & windy on third day. Notes: walked with injured knee, only MCP & I summited Meall Coire na Gaoithe'n Ear & Druim Leac a’ Shith.millionmts13/08/2018
Fifth of 6 peaks with Vic. A bit drizzly.mikejacobs12/08/2018
Camping at Inverie with Reg, completed horseshoe of Luinnie Bheinn to Meall BuidheJamesSDonald18/07/2018
Revisit: caught morning ferry with aim of completing two munros. The intense heat and lack of water made for curtailing of plans only Meall Bhuide and via An t-Uirollach. Nice breeze at long beach campsitecjo30/06/2018
From Kinlochourn, walked into Barisdale and up to Mam Barisdale, then up to Aonach Sgoilte and along ridge to Ladhar Bheinn, return to Mam Barisdale, bivvyed, up Luinne Bheinn and its East top, then round top of Coire to Meall Buidhe and its SE top, returned to E shoulder of Luinne Bheinn via Druim Leac a' Shith, descended to Gleann Unndalein, walked out to Kinlochourn via Barisdalekdbennett09/06/2018
TGO Challenge 2018twg2711/05/2018
Caught the 0730 ferry from Mallaig to Inverie,set up camp at the Long Beach campsite then a 12 hour anti-clockwise circuit of Meall Buidhe & Luinne Bheinn. On own.MorecambeMonkey30/04/2018
Unpromising start but soon very bright, route from Druim Bothy. Good views but loads of snow making progress a bit slow. Couldn't complete the double so Luinne Bheinn on 5th via Mam BarrisdaleCapt Malbec04/04/2018
With Will Cape Wrath trail (backpacking)fellie12/07/2017
From Inverie with Luinne Bheinn and Beinn BhuidheGeoff Briggs31/05/2017
Martin Astleyhutonthehill28/05/2017
Ken & BruceGeraldine Fardon23/05/2017
With Tom. Sourlies bothy to Barrisdale bothy(comma) 15km(comma) 9:50(comma) horrendous weather. Fidget08/09/2016
From Barrisdale: Stob a Choire Odhair, Ladhar Bheinn, Luinne Bheinn, Meall Buidhe and back over Mam Barrisdale. Hot and sunny. Finished at 10pm!jigglybones01/06/2016
Climbed on DMC Knoydart meet. With Sergey, Rike, Allan, Nial, Tim, Simon, Lena, Roos.electricfox28/05/2016
With Rob Wight and Ron Dorn from Inverie on a cool, low cloud and mizzle but dry and light wind day. 9 hours.alexmaclennan19/06/2015
Walk to The Old Forge Inn (Inverie)byron230213/06/2015
5 of 6: From Druim Leac a ShithChrisR30/05/2015
See Sgurr Sgeithedickscroop30/04/2015
Did this with PCMs. Took boat to Barrisdale Bay and then onto to Mam Barrisdale by foot . Only planned to do LB due to sore back but lovely day and decided to do MB. Quite hard work between the 2 munros but great views to the west of Skye and Jura from the top of MB. Cold, bright but at times snowy day . Did MB with Gerry, Gil and John Sinclairslynch25/04/2015
All 3 Knoydart Munros starting from and returning to Kinloch Hourn. Day 52 of 59 for all Munros. 44km, +/-3200m, 16 hours.PGCE23/04/2015
After Luinne Bheinn with Rob after cycling up valley descent down steep ridge across valley floor and back to bikes and a easy descent to Inveries with time to spare for tea before eventually finding our sacks in pier. Beautiful sunny daydavid.walker4020/05/2014
The last one lovely dayNozzer13/09/2013
With Hannah from canoe wildcamp on Loch Hourn. Date est'd for this trip.Desperate Stan04/08/2013
Left camp beside River Calnach at first light and ascended Druim Leac a Shith and then on to the summit. Lovely cloudless day again but a temperature inversion had caused the valleys to fill with mist. There looked like an excellent way to contour from Mam Barrisdale via two mid way lochs. Whilst returning to the tent, we met a dutchman who claimed that the weather was always like this when he came to Scotland, so we asked him to let us know when he comes again. After lunch back at the tent we proceeded upstream in order to get to our planned camp at Lock Quoich. However this proved difficult as the delightful valley closes in and becomes an unpassible gorge where it turns west. Mrs Mindlessflogger was a little perturbed that she wouldn't ever leave knoydart, but an ascent up deep steep veg on the north side landed us on the path from barrisdale.mindlessflogger12/07/2013