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Schiehallion, Perth and Kinross

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Schiehallion 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.EtymologyThe name Schiehallion is an anglicised form of the Gaelic name Sìdh Chailleann, which translates as "Fairy Hill of the Caledonians". It is also known to some as "The Maiden's Pap", or "Constant Storm". It is pronounced she-hally-onLocationSchiehallion lies between Loch Tay, Loch Rannoch and Loch Tummel, about 10mi to the west-north-west of Aberfeldy in Perthshire. The mountain, with an elevation of 3553ft, is isolated from other peaks and has an almost perfectly conical shape from the west. The view of the broad eastern flank attracts many visitors to the shores of Loch Tummel.Schiehallion is sometimes described as the centre of Scotland. The justification is that the line of latitude midway between the most northerly and southerly points on the Scottish mainland, and the line of longitude midway between the most easterly and westerly points, intersect very near the summit of Schiehallion.
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  • The welcome we received was great and were allowed to check in early James was a genuine and warm hostt a real treasure. The room was clean warm and beds very comfortable. We ate in the bar and the fo...  more »
  • Never underestimate a mountain climb. We were lucky, great weather and nice timing, a fairly easy and straightforward walk up magnificent Schiehallion. Relatively easy and paths most of the way. Be pr...  more »
  • A nice return to Schiehallion which I last climbed about 4 years ago. Very good path for about 2/3rds of the walk to the summit however the last section is over a large boulder field where it can be d...  more »