Schiehallion

The famous conical mountain, Schiehallion, from which the gravity of the earth was measured in the 18th Century.  A popular path to climb to the summit.  The John Muir Trust owns the east side of the mountain.
by Kinloch Rannoch, Perth and Kinross,
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The famous conical mountain, Schiehallion, from which the gravity of the earth was measured in the 18th Century. A popular path to climb to the summit. The John Muir Trust owns the east side of the mountain.

Distance: 10 kms

Approx Time: 4 - 6 hours

Start and Finish: Braes of Foss car park (charge).

Grid Ref: NN753556

Terrain: Good path most of the way although final section to summit is across boulders.

The Forestry Commission car park on the minor road at Braes of Foss is the only formal parking around the mountain. It is about 10 miles from Aberfeldy, and 5 miles from Tummel Bridge and Kinloch Rannoch. From the car park, the summit may be reached along the realigned east ridge path. There are no way markers on the hill. The built path from the car park offers dramatic views and goes as far as the rocky summit ridge. From there, the path disappears and it’s a walk across rocks and boulders to reach the summit.

Hillwalking during winter
Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE MOUNTAIN AND ITS HISTORY CLICK HERE

Schiehallion

 

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