Meall Chuaich is a solitary Munro lying 10km north east of Dalwhinne. It is the most northern Munro in this region. Meall Chuaich is a rounded lump that is well seen from most angles. There are several small corries on the northern and north west faces. This gives rise to some broad ridges one heading SW and two ridges to the NE. The SW ridge is usual route of ascent due to its accessibility from the A9 road. The hill rises from the eastern shores of Loch Cuiach. Possibly the best aspect to Meall Chuaich is its steep eastern flanks but these are rarely seen by most.
Overall Meall Chuaich is typical of the Grampian Mountains in that it does not provide much in the way of sharp ridges and a lot more rounded tops that you would get in the Munros further west but none the less you can still claim a lot of rewards from this hill.
There is parking available just north of Dalwhinne on the A9 at Cuaich Cottages.