Name:Meall Gaineimh
Hill number:592
Height:913.6m / 2997ft
Parent (Ma):536  Ben Avon - Leabaidh an Daimh Bhuidhe
SMC/RHB Section:08B: Cairngorms
Topographical area:HE03 Bhuird-avon
Class:Simm, High Hills of Britain, Corbett Top
Grid ref:NJ 16682 05104
Summit feature:tor
Col:844m  NJ 1643 0522  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 36
(1:25k) OL58N OL58S 404N 404S
Observations:cairn 70m NE at NJ 16734 05148 is 2.8m lower
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica GS15/Trimble GeoXH 6000/Leica RX1250
Survey of Meall Gaineimh.pdf
Comments:bealach measurement is 844.0m
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Circuit of approx 50km from Glen Avon car park near Tomintoul. Glen Avon track / road then continued along Glen Builg, crossing the burn and climbing Meall an t-Seangain. Continued to climb Carn Dearg (Carn Tiekeiver) and steady pull up to the Ben Avon plateau first climbing Meall an t-Seangain. Passed by Clach Choutsaich (looked too difficult in wind and mist), climbed Mullach Lochan nan Gabhar and Ben Avon North Tor. Bypassed Ben Avon summit and continued to Ben Avon West Top. Out to Carn Eas and climbed Ben Avon South Tor on the return. From here, traversed to West Meur Gorm Craig, East Meur Gorm Craig, East Meur Gorm Craig North Top, Clach Bhan and Meall Gaineimh. Descended to Glen Avon and return to start.RobertP21/06/2024
East and West Meur Gorm Craig from Cock Bridge - solo. Parked up at Corgarff Castle and set off along the road beside the River Don. Tarmac road made for good progress (although plastered with sheep dung) - but just after Delnadamph, this turns into mud (instant slowdown). After that's the road becomes more of a track with quite a lot of ups and downs. At Inchrory, headed south to a bridge over the river and locked the bike up over where the track up the hill starts. Easy walking to the tops on a track that becomes a stalker's path. Walked past the E top to do the higher W top first, then came over the E top on the return, and also decided to tag in the named peak Meall Gaineimh. Returned to bike and back out the same route to Corgarff Castle. Total times - around an hour for the ride in, about 50mins for the ride out, and 3h on foot.mproudfoot19/11/2022
From B976 at 261982. Left bike at Lochbuilg Lodge. With Carn Tiekeiver, West Meur Gorm Craig, Big Brae, East Meur Gorm Craig & Meall an t-Seangain.duchally22/06/2022
Backpack over Ben Avon and Beinn a' Bhuird from Cock Bridge, to wild camp east of Fords of Avon.davidpettit8431/05/2021
First hill of the day after a night camping by the bridge in The Linn of Avon. Solo. Tor is easy to climb.Dangerous Dave29/06/2019
After 3 Big Garvoun tops, R Dee bridge then straight up from N, Gaineimh summit tor a little care in damp, Clach Bhan twin tors easy/greasy scramble, East Meur North summit tor a little greasy and awkward in damp, East Meur Gorm confirmed N summit 1m lower than official summit, Big Brae 3 summits of which the bigger but lower 7m tor greasy scramble worrying in descent, contouring descent then steeply down to Drochaid, over Tiekeiver, back out along R Gairn, 40km 12h.RHW27/04/2019
biked in from track entrance on B976 at 26100 98200 to lochbuilg lodge ruins c/w route carn tiekeiver, west meur gorm craig, big brae, east meur gorm craig, east meur gorm craig north top, meall gaineimh, meall an t seangain.robertphillips01/07/2017
with Heighting Partydavidsbatty27/05/2015
High cloud, warm, calm, good views.iangalbraith15/06/2006
Mountain biked in from NE then big solo day around Ben AvonChris Pearson13/08/2002
On way back from Munro Tops E & W Meur Gorm.Aye Jimmy05/10/1996
Alone. From the Crathie to Glen Gairn road at NO2619811. To Loch Builg and a circuit of most of the tops of Ben Avon taking 14 ½ hrs.pwbellarby08/06/1980
Pete R19/07/2019
Dave McG07/06/2019
Erik B07/06/2019
Gavin Theobald03/09/2018
Alan Whatley07/06/2018
Sick Kid14/07/2017
john steel15/07/2011
Tom Mundell30/05/2009
sarah mundell30/05/2009
Colin Crawford17/05/2009