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Meall a Bhuiridh & Creise Hike

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The 3,635ft, 1,108m Meall a Bhuiridh, and 3,609ft, 1,100m Creise are situated, 13 miles east of Glencoe Village, 81 miles northwest of Glasgow.

Meall a Bhuiridh Mountain is the first of the Glen Coe Munros when traveling northwest towards Glencoe Village, where the Glencoe Mountain Resort is situated.

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The first views of the Mountain traveling north are on the left from the large Welcome To The Highlands sign on the A82 road.

A few miles further on, you will see a Blue Sign at the entrance to the Glencoe Mountain Resort. The Glasgow to Fort William & Skye bus drops off and picks up at the entrance to the Resort, about half of a mile walk from the entrance to the Resort.

The large Car Park is about 1,200ft above sea level, next to Micro Lodges, Touring Bays just up from the Lodges, and there is a Camp Site down past the Lodges. There is a Cafe / Diner at the Car Park. The Cafe up on the Mountain is only open certain times.

The Chairlift runs all Summer taking Mountain Bikers up and Tourists to a nice Walking Trail for a Viewpoint by the Top of the Chairlift.

Some Hikers also use the Chairlift, but not Munro Baggers, as it does not count as Hiked if you use the Lift.

You Hike up the Trail below the Chair Lift to about 2,200ft, then you have two choices, vere right round a Trail avoiding a Soggy Section for the Main Trail up the Rocky Ridge to the top, or go up a road to the left to Huts at the Ski Pull that runs up to the Summit. Large Image of the Two Routes.

I took the road up to the left to the Huts, then hiked up a ridge next to the Ski Pull to the Top, a real nice Hike over large solid boulders most of the way.

The Ridge between Meall a Bhuiridh & Creise looks a bit scary when you first look over, no sign of a Trail, will be dangerouse in Ice.

It is a 220m / 700ft hike down to the low spot between Meall a Bhuiridh & Creise, through loose rock, a bit slow going but safe. Large Image Down.

The Hike up to Creise is a good Trail most of the way, then there is a bit of Safe Scrambling to the top. You can actually ignore the Trail and do a bit of Rock Climbing all the way up.

Once up the Scrambling Section, it is a nice walk up to the Summit of Creise with great views all around.

The other Top south of Creise is the 1,099m / 3,606ft Clach Leathad, only about 2 feet lower than Creise, this used to the Munro but a re-measure in 1981 found that Creise was the highest point, so Creise became the Munro instead.

Heading back over to Meall a Bhuiridh you have to go all the way back up to the Summit as it is real dangerous trying to go Round the Side, is a steep 700ft back up, a lot easier going up than getting down it. Large Image Back Up.

The Bottom Image is from the Summit of Meall a Bhuiridh looking down the Main Trail to the Chairlift. This image shows it is Loose Rock and Shale most of the way, fairly fast way down, then a bit of a walk round to the Chairlift. Large Image down the Main Trail.

There are 9 mountains in Scotland over 4,000ft / 1,219m, 61 over 3,500ft / 1,067m, and most of the rest of the 282 Munro Mountains are just over 3,000ft / 914m. Munros, Big Munros and Biggest Munros, my logic.

The Kings House Hotel is on the north side of the A82, also good for Meals and Accommodation including a Bunkhouse.

Make sure and take an Ordnance Survey Map and Compass on these Hikes, and know how to use them, as in Cloud, these Mountains can be Deadly. In Winter, make sure you have Crampons and an Ice Axe, and know how to use them.

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