3.3 of 5 (3 votes)

Beinn Odhar and Meall Buidhe

A leisurely walk (mountain (above 600m)) in Stirlingshire, Scotland, about 8.18km (5.08 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 3:30. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 582m (1909ft)
Loss 625m (2050ft)
Max. Elevation 890m (2919ft)
Elevation (total) 1207m (3959ft)
Start & End
Tyndrum Upper Station
Distance 8.18km
(5.08mi)
Duration ~3:30
Difficulty  
Leisurely
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by Timwoods on 03 Mar 2010
Beinn Odhar is a Corbett lurking around the back of Tyndrum. It's an easy day trip - perfect for a gentler day if you tackling some bigger stuff along the West Highland railway. Tyndrum also makes a good walkers' base - pubs and campsites abound around here.

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Waypoints

OS Grid NN334302
Easy start to the walk - drop down the winding access road from the station, and into the village. Head north through Tyndrum - picking up an emergency flapjack if necessary - and pick up the West Highland Way at the far end.
The Crom Allt About 1.51 km (~0.94 miles) from
OS Grid NN332317
The WHW runs between the A82 and the railway for a line - wave as the trains go by - before crossing the railway near Crom Allt. On the northern side of the burn is a long pull up a grassy slope. about halfway up are an old mine works - gold was once found in the Tyndrum hills.
The top About 2.16 km (~1.34 miles) from
OS Grid NN337339
Beinn Odhar tops out at 901m - not a Munro, but let's not get sniffy - the scenery is worth far more to the hill's status than a mere 13m more would add.
Around the summit About 0.92 km (~0.57 miles) from
OS Grid NN344333
Past Lochan Choire Dhuibh is a slowly descending grass slope leading to Meall Buidhe.
Meall Buidhe About 1.53 km (~0.95 miles) from
OS Grid NN341318
It's easy walking to here, so enjoy that fresh air! Great views too, so spread out that map and work out which summits you can see. Descend by picking out the forest boundary due west.
Back to Tyndrum About 1.06 km (~0.66 miles) from
OS Grid NN331313
Cross the bridge over the railway again and retrace your footsteps back to Tyndrum. For food, head to the Real Food Cafe; for a campsite, the best is just by Tyndrum Lower.
Tyndrum About 1.00 km (~0.62 miles) from
OS Grid NN331303
Back again! A great little day out.

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