Meall a Bhuiridh & Creise
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.