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Schiehallion, Pitlochry

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Mountain · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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Schiehallion (; Scottish Gaelic: Sìdh Chailleann, IPA: [ʃiˈxaʎən̪ˠ]) is a prominent mountain in Perth and Kinross, Scotland. Schiehallion has a rich botanical life, interesting archaeology, and a unique place in scientific history for an 18th-century experiment in "weighing the world". The mountain's popularity amongst walkers led to erosion on its footpath and extensive repairs were undertaken in 2001.

The name Schiehallion is a Scoticised form of the Gaelic name Sìdh Chailleann, which translates as "Mound of the Caledonians", although Maskelyne (1772) reported a translation of "Constant Storm", besides a Lowland Scots name of "Maiden-Pap".
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  • Just back from climbing this mountain, made it to the top weather was mixed but did get good views at the top nothing could quite prepare me for the bolder fields which seemed to go on for ever but a....  more
    Just back from climbing this mountain, made it to the top weather was mixed but did get good views at the top nothing could quite prepare me for the bolder fields which seemed to go on for ever but a....  more »
  • was still alot of snow around higher up so we chose to stick to the low levels ,as we never had crampons or ice axe 
    was still alot of snow around higher up so we chose to stick to the low levels ,as we never had crampons or ice axe  more »
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  • Long, beautiful hiking trail with numerous scenic vistas.
  • It's definitely not a light incline I do believe that If you're ready for a long 4-6 hour walk it's really enjoyable

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