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Sgiath Chuil


Quick Facts
This is the height of the mountain above sea level. However, on the climb, it is the ascent that matters, i.e. the sum of all the uphill parts of the route.
921 m (3021 ft)

This is the standard notation used on Ordnance Survey Landranger maps.

Each reference consists of two letters identifying a 100,000 metre square block then three digits defining the Easting and finally the three digits defining the Northing with reference to the South West corner of the block.

NN166712 is the grid reference for the summit of Ben Nevis. Where you are given the map number ( For Ben Nevis = 41) it is acceptable to omit the two initial letters e.g. 166712. (Instructions on how to read the references are given on the OS maps).

Grid Ref.
An indication of this mountains height rank within its class. Where two mountains share the same height they are ordered alphabetically.
270 of 282 Munros
The number of ascent routes currently available on Munromagic.
Mountain names are usually in Gaelic, the native language of the Scottish Highlands, or have been derived from the old Scots and Norse languages. We give the most commonly accepted meaning, but accept that some of these are disputed.
Back wing

The UK is covered by 204 Ordnance Survey Landranger 1:50,000 scale maps. Maps numbered 1 to 86 cover Scotland but for the highest mountains (Munros) only 23 maps are required. The name given roughly describes the area covered by the map.

OS Landranger Maps Required
  51   Loch Tay & Glen Dochart

A description of the characteristics of the mountain including any hazards of which you should be aware.

Sgiath Chuil has a craggy summit ridge running N-S with three tops, Sgiath Chrom (853m) to the S, Meall a' Churain (917m) to the N and the summit midway between them. The Ridge continues N to Creag an t-Searraich overlooking Glen Lochay.

Also from Meall a' Churain a long twisting ridge runs E over several minor tops. Meall a' Churain can be ascended from the bealach to the W where it connects to Beinn Cheataich and therefore to Meall Glas. An ascent to this bealach is also possible via the track from Lubchurran in Glen Lochay.

The usual ascent route is from Auchessan in Glen Dochart on the SW slopes of Sgiath Chrom.

Hazards you may encounter on Sgiath Chuil include
 Crags on or near ascent routes.
 Crags near summit.
General Considerations
 Temperature decreases by 1degree C for every 100m of ascent.
 Wind usually increases with altitude.
 Visibility can change markedly with cloud level.
 River/Stream levels can increase markedly in one day.
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Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

 Weather & OS Maps
West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Meall Corranaich
by Metcheck
Sgiath Chuil Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Sgiath Chuil.

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 Routes that include Sgiath Chuil
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1270 m 15.36 km 5.5 hrs Meall Glas and Sgiath Chuil  Relatively long route on grass and heather, but no crags.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Sgiath Chuil

 Baggers Gallery for Sgiath Chuil

Daw smith, wully hunter, and myself at the summit on a very wet and cold day.

© John Frew

Image by John Frew

Kate and Me at Summit

© Martin Scott

Image by Martin Scott

Me on Sgiath Chuil summit 13/07/2010

© mackenzie barker

Image by mackenzie barker

Sgiath Chuil 22.5.10

© iain watson

Image by iain watson
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David Ramsay
wrote on
May 2, 2014
Climbed from Auchessan very heavy going and tough slog over flat areas. snow upper slopes. great views of Ben More,South , Ghaordaidh NE, Challum and Meall Glas W, . Trying to do Meall Glas and Sgaith Chuil in one day from Auchessan is a tough slog over wet, pathless, boggy areas, might be easier (reading comments) from Kenknock side?? Still as always enjoyed the day. Allt Riobain waterfalls and pools really scenic and banks lined with primrose.
Richard Preston
wrote on
July 21, 2013
Climbed Sgiath Chuil after dry period from Auchessen where two signs marked 'Hill Walk' give alternative routes to Meall Glas and Sgiath Chuil although it is obvious which is which. Path to Sgiath Chuil is initially bounded by deer fence on left and stream on right until stream is crossed onto featureless moorland. Although moor was dry many horseflies were encountered across moor requiring a very good insect repellent, even bitten through T shirt! Check 'Heading for the Scottish Hills' on Internet, indicates that stalking takes place on the Auchlyne/Bovain estate during the red deer stag season between 24/08/13 and 19/10/2013.
James Corrigan
wrote on
June 11, 2011
Sgiath Chuill was my continuation from Meall Glas.I did not fancy heading North West which would give a long walk in the opposite direction so took the very steep down from Beinn Cheathaich.You lose 1700ft in doing so leaving a hard steep slog on grassy slopes to reach the main ridge and connect to the summit near Meall a Churain.There are 3 tops and it is easy going to cross them to the main Cairn.Views of Beinn Cheathaich are excelent as are the defined ridges and slopes of Ben Lawers and An Stuc to the East.Ben More looks awesome from here.I could see why it was such hard work last Month.Began the very long and wet return back to Ault Riobain and Auchessan.This was my 50th Munro.
Martin Scott
wrote on
October 31, 2010
Started at Kenknock and climbed up the side of the pipeline. It was very boggy from the damhead. We picked our way through the peat hags and eventually made it onto the summit ridge. It was a clear dry day with a cool northerly wind at the summit. There can be no complaints with it being the last day of October. We decided to descend into the valley between Sgiath Chiull and Beinn Cheathaich, then followed the bulldozed track down the Lubchurran burn onto the Glen Lochay valley floor, Crossing the Ford at the Lubchurran Cottage proved to be troublesome after some heavy rain over the past week., I made it across with just a touch of water in the boots, but Kate did'nt take up the challenge and decided to take the track down the river to the bridge below the pipeline back to the car park.
Roger Green
wrote on
August 19, 2010
If walking to / from this Munro from the South the river can be crossed just below a dam. The dam itself isn't marked on the OS 1:50,000 but it can be very easily found as it is at the end of a small track which is marked on the map. The road terminates directly at the dam and the river can be easily crossed, even if it's in spate about 10 feet from the dam itself where a small / faint path can be picked up.

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  Date Title Written by Including...
1 27 Oct 2013 Sgaith Chuil / Meall Glas Stuart Donnelly Sgiath Chuil and Meall Glas Not Yet Rated
2 22 Nov 2013 Meall Glas and Sgiath Chuil Michael Cameron Meall Glas and Sgiath Chuil Not Yet Rated
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