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.
|P beside Bridge of Orchy Hotel||180||0||0.0 miles||NN29713954|
|N on A85 to Track for Achallader Farm||170||2.84 miles||NN31024338|
|Track NE to old Tower at Achallader||175||5||3.66 miles||NN32204429|
|NE to ford Allt Coire Achalladair
This may cause problems in spate.
|Track NE to bridge||190||20||4.92 miles||NN33844526|
|Track NE to bridge||235||65||6.36 miles||NN35334683|
|SE over railway, up ridge to col||885||715||8.1 miles||NN37684531|
|S to point 961||961||795||8.37 miles||NN37774488|
|SW to Col||941||NN37634465|
|SW to bend in ridge||1045||900||NN37324426|
|S to M Beinn a Chreachain (No Orange)
(Take care over directions if misty.)
|Return 250m N then W to col||930||NN36944420|
|W beside bump 940m to col||924||940||NN36754422|
|W to Meall Buidhe, NE top||972||990||NN36484426|
|SW to Meall Buidhe, mid top||973||1000||NN36224405|
|SW to T Meall Buidhe, main top||978||1010||10.1 miles||NN35964383|
|SW to bealach||813||10.57 miles||NN35334344|
|WSW to bend in ridge||975||1170||NN34874325|
|WNW to Beinn Achaladair, E end ridge (Main cairn)||1036||1230||NN34634335|
|SW to M Beinn Achaladair, mid ridge.
(Unclear that this is really the top.)
|SW to ridge bend||1015||NN34274300|
|SSW to col||955||NN34184243|
|S to T Beinn Achaladair, S Top (No Orange)||1002||1295||11.95 mi||NN34234204|
|Optional detour to T Beinn a'Chuirn
and M Beinn Mhanach
|S to cairn on path at Bealach||755||1295||12.97 miles||NN34014056|
|Ridge W/NW to minor pt 993||993||1535||13.48 miles||NN33314055|
|NNW to Beinn an Dothaidh||1004||1555||13.68 miles||NN33184085|
|W to minor top||1000||1580||14.0 miles||NN32694094|
|Path S to bealach
(Possible detour to M Beinn Dorain)
|Path W to Bridge of Orchy Station
and parking on A85 by hotel.