Name:Meall Cala
Hill number:53
Height:674m / 2211ft
Parent (Ma):47  Beinn Stacach [Ceann na Baintighearna] [Stob Fear-tomhais] [Beinn Stacath]
SMC/RHB Section:01C: Loch Lomond to Strathyre
Topographical area:HS09 Ledi-choin
Class:Hump, Simm, Submarilyn, Graham Top, Yeaman
Grid ref:NN 50831 12767
Summit feature:tiny cairn
Col:525m  NN 5009 1372  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 57
(1:25k) OL46S 365S
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica 530
Survey of Meal Cala (Final).doc
Comments:Summit 674.0, drop 149.0 +0.2/-0.5m
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From Brig O'Turk (Woodland Trust car park). Followed good track to Carn Mor (just short diversion to summit, where camped overnight. Continued along track, then diverted to to Creagan nan Sgiath, return to track, crossed and traversed to Meall Cala and down SE ridge to track and return to car park. Misty on day 1, bight on day 2, cold.RobertP27/11/2023
From Woodland Trust c/p 531073, cycled to high point at cairn 600m, 497141. First to Creagan nan Sgiath then back to the bike and across to Meall Cala via a boggy Moine nan Each. Completed the circuit by cycling back down to the East of the hill to the original start point. Very muddy in places, especially on the ascent. Total 30.5k.NormanW24/02/2023
From Creagan nan Sgiath, round and down across the wide col, over lots of strangely disturbed looking peat and heather, and intermittent mossy wet ground, then up over reasonable ground to the summit. Good view out to Ben Ledi. Descended the S ridge, and lower down dropped left to go around the rocky section, but ended up in very long grass and unpleasant rough ground. Eventually to a gate at NN5227 1045, just before the bridge, and back along the track to the car park S of the Dam.LizH05/08/2022
From woodland car park NN3311072 N of Brig o'Turk, continued on bike along road, then track, past Glen Finglas Reservoir to ca NN521104, then directly up slopes of Creag na Croiteag, steeply at first, then along undulating ridge to Meall Cala summit, returning same waykdbennett14/08/2021
Parked at the Woodland Trust car park and ascended from the south east.curlebd30/12/2019
Meall cala and creagan nan sgiath from cp above brig o turk cycled as far as NN 492118robertphillips28/03/2017
Parked at the Woodland Trust car park and ascended from the south east. Descended to north-west over rough boggy ground to pick up track in the upper glen. Limited visibility all day.benalder28418/12/2016
From Brig o'Turk (the higher car park at NN530073 would have been better). Followed the good road to NN486125 then NW to the ridge just S of Cnoc Odhar. Along to the summit, ESE to Meall Cala then SE to the gate by Cladh nan Casan and return. 14.7 miles, 3500' of ascent, 7 hrs 45 mins. A faster route would have been to bike to the col for out and backs.Jim.Fothergill20/09/2016
Not a bad day for weather after an unpromising start with overnight snow in Callander. Tops in cloud though. From Brig o'Turk and then SE ridge in soft snow and cloud. Numerous false tops, at least one of which might have convinced me I was at true top but as I was continuing on to Creagan nan Sgiath from the summit I persevered and got there in the end.dickscroop18/02/2016
Parked at the Woodland Trust car park and ascended from the south east.JohnW04/06/2014
Fell runLoz_mck16/06/2013
From Brig o'Turk, sunny spells, light breeze, warm, good views.iangalbraith24/06/2012
dullish summit; fine view. from Ballimore (Glen Buckie) RHW24/05/2003
Horseshoe: Ben An, Meall Gainmhaich (W top), Meall Cala. Finshed in dark but could see surface of Finglass res even through mist.Eddie11/01/1998
From the Finglas dam. Snow, very poor visibility on top. With Fiona, Chalmers 52.agentmancuso20/02/1995
Alan Whatley24/06/2013
Lindsay M21/02/2010
Gavin Theobald02/07/2009
Alan Moore04/04/2004
Colin Crawford04/06/2003