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.A visit to Schiehallion represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Pitlochry online trip planner to plot your vacation.
The name Schiehallion is an anglicised 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".
Excellent hike strenuous but not too difficult. Allow 5 hours. Be aware that the Police are fining any car (£60) on the road up to and beyond the small Braes Foss car park. Car park ticket is listed.... more »
It’s magnificent. The views today were stunning. Two things. You do need to be pretty fit to get to the summit.The boulders are tricky to navigate. Secondly the car park is small so get early & avoid.... more »
Brilliant challenge, and a fit child can manage the climb. Dogs too it seemed.
Views from the top make the effort worthwhile! Is amazing. The boulder field is hard going but only lasts for 20 mins or so. Clear paths.
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