The 1,083m 3,553ft Schiehallion mountain is
situated 11 miles northwest of Aberfeldy, 81
miles north of Glasgow, 42 miles northwest of
The Car Park is about 310m / 1,000ft above
sea level, so about 760m / 2,500ft of hiking to
the top, averages about 2 and a half hours up
and 2 hours back down, add time on if you like
a few snack breaks.
The top image is from a LayBy when driving
up from Aberfeldy with Schiehallion looking its
highest from this side. There is a Camping and
Touring site here named Glengoulandie.
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Camping & Touring Parks in
The 2nd image is of the entrance to the
Schiehallion Car Park, name Braes of Foss Car
Park, there is also now an Overspill Car Park
half of a mile up the road as this is a real
The 3rd image is of the Car Park with
Toilets and Pay Machine, about £3 per day,
coins only in 2021.
The 4th image is of the Start of the Trail
from the top end of the Car Park. The large
here gives information on how Schiehallion was
used back in the 1700s to work out the size of
This is a good Trail all the way up onto the
broad East Ridge where it says Path on the
image right, just over 310m / 1,000ft up to
there, the steepest part of the hike, it is
then a steady hike to the Summit.
Along the East Ridge you go over Small
Stones for about half of a mile, then over
Boulders for about half of a mile, a bit slow
going and sore on the feet, best wear your
boots with the thickest soles and thickest
socks. Large Image of
the Boulder Field.
There is a little easy Rock Climbing onto
the Summit, then some Rocks to walk along to
the Cairn for great views West, not many
Mountains have a Summit like Schiehallion.
I took the bottom pics the night before,
then set off between 4 and 5 in the morning
through Low Cloud, was above the Cloud going
onto the East Ridge at about 2,000ft. The Pics
from the Summit are about 1,500ft above the
Clouds, a first for me, amazing when seen for
the first time. Large Image from the Summit
above the Clouds.
Was going to have a sleep on top so could
get sunny pics on the Trail back down, but
looked like it would be about 4 hours before
the Cloud would clear, so headed back down,
slow through the Boulders.
Just below the Boulder Field is a line of
Little Cairns, probably to help people down in
Was glad to get back onto the Path, then
plain sailing back to the Car Park.
Make sure and take an Ordanance 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.
Some people are now trying out OS Phone Apps
that can help.