Meall nan Tarmachan

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Meall nan Tarmachan
Meall nan tarmachan1.jpg
Meall nan Tarmachan from the south.
Highest point
Elevation 1,043 m (3,422 ft) [1]
Prominence 492 metres (1,614 ft)
Parent peak Ben Lawers
Listing Munro
Translation Hill of the ptarmigans (Gaelic)
Location Perth and Kinross, Scotland
OS grid NN585390
Topo map OS Landranger 51

Meall nan Tarmachan is a mountain in the Southern Highlands of Scotland near Killin just west of Ben Lawers. It is often climbed as part of the Tarmachan ridge, the other peaks of which are Meall Garbh (1026 m), Beinn nan Eachan (1000 m) and Creag na Caillach (914 m); these three peaks are Tops rather than Munros, and lie to the south-west of Meall nan Tarmachan.

It is normally approached from the east via the road heading north from the Ben Lawers visitors centre. From the Ben Lawers visitors centre the summit is only a short walk, with no real difficulties. Traversing the entire Tarmachan ridge does however involve some scrambling.


  1. ^ "walkhighlands Meall nan Tarmachan". 2013. Retrieved 26 October 2013.

Coordinates: 56°31′18″N 4°18′06″W / 56.52168°N 4.30165°W / 56.52168; -4.30165