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Beinn a'Chreachain, Beinn Achaladair & Beinn an Dothaidh
14th December 2002

Route: 1610m = 5285' ascent, 16⅔ miles


Route: This is a great walk if you can include Beinn Dorain as well. It adds about 350m to the ascent. I didn't have time for it on this occasion. Otherwise, start at Achallader farm instead.
There is no need to cross to the NW side of the Water of Tulla. There is a path on the SE side and a bridge over the railway at NN34934546.
The inclusion of Beinn Mhanach is possible.
In cloud the descent off Beinn a Chreachain towards Meall Buidhe can be problematic as there is no clear ridge shape to follow.

Description Ht.Asc.Dist.Grid Ref.
P beside Bridge of Orchy Hotel 165   00.0 milesNN29713954
N on A85 to Track for Achallader Farm 170  252.8 milesNN31024338
Track NE to old Tower at Achallader 180  453.65 milesNN32204429
NE to ford Allt Coire Achalladair
This may cause problems in spate.
175 3.9 milesNN32454459
Track NE to bridge over Water of Tulla 190  604.92 milesNN33844526
Track NE on N side of Water of Tulla to ftbr 2351256.3 milesNN35334683
ESE to railway, then SE to col 8857708.15 milesNN37684531
Ridge S to point 961 9618458.45 milesNN37774488
Ridge SW to col 941 8.6 milesNN37634465
Ridge SW to bend in ridge 10459508.95 milesNN37324426
S to M Beinn a Chreachain (No Orange)
(Take care over directions if misty.)
10819859.1 milesNN37394408
Return 200m N then W to first col 930 9.4 milesNN36944420
W beside bump 940m to second col 924 9.55 milesNN36754422
W to Meall Buidhe, NE top 97210359.67 milesNN36484426
Ridge SW to Meall Buidhe, mid top 97310379.93 milesNN36224405
Ridge SW to T Meall Buidhe, main top 978104510.15 milesNN35984384
SW to bealach 813 10.6 milesNN35334344
Ridge WSW to bend in ridge 975120710.9 milesNN34874325
WNW to Beinn Achaladair, E end ridge (Main cairn) 1036127011.1 milesNN34634335
SW to M Beinn Achaladair, mid ridge.
(Unclear that this is really the top.)
1038127011.2 milesNN34474324
Ridge SW to ridge bend 1015 11.4 milesNN34274300
Ridge SSW to col 955 11.75 milesNN34184243
S to T Beinn Achaladair, S Top (No Orange) 1004132012.0 milesNN34234205
Optional detour to T Beinn a'Chuirn
and M Beinn Mhanach
 —   
Ridge S to cairn on path at Bealach 755 13.0 milesNN34014056
Ridge W/NW to minor pt 993 993155713.48 milesNN33314055
NNW/N to Beinn an Dothaidh 1004158513.7 milesNN33184087
Ridge W to Beinn an Dothaidh W top 1000161014.0 milesNN32694094
Path S to bealach
(Possible detour to M Beinn Dorain)
744 14.7 milesNN32533985
Path W to Bridge of Orchy Station
and parking on A85 by hotel.
165161016.65 milesNN29713954


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