Beinn Achaladair from Loch Tulla

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This walk ascends the northerly two Munros of the Ben Dorain range – Beinn a' Chreachain and Beinn Achaladair, passing on the way through the beautiful, ancient Crannach Wood, with spectacular views northwards to Glencoe and Rannoch Moor from the high summit ridges.

The walk starts at Achallader Farm, near Loch Tulla. After walking through rough farmland and a couple of considerable fords, the route heads up to Crannach Wood, crossing over the spectacular West Highland Railway. The ancient Caledonian pine forest is replaced by an eerie ghost wood as the climb continues upwards, passing by Lochan a' Chreachain and ascending Beinnn a' Chreachain (1081m) by its north-east ridge.

After passing over a top, Meall Buidhe (978m) and dropping to 813m, a very steep but safe ascent through crags is made, up Beinn Achaladair's east ridge. After soaking in stunning views – weather permitting – the route continues over the Munro's south top and down a long ridge to a col, following then a good path north down Coire Daingean and Coire Achaladair, which leads straight back to the farm.

Walkingworld thanks Mike Taylor for all his fantastic help and updates to this walk, June 2015. If any walkers taking this route could photograph the waymarks at 9 and 20 to fill in the gaps we would be very grateful.

Scotland - Central Scotland - Argyll and Bute - Grampians


Birds, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, Moor, Mountains, Munro, Public Transport, River, Wildlife, Woodland