Beinn Dorain, Beinn an Dothaidh

Summary for Beinn Dorain, Beinn an Dothaidh

Beinn Dorain, Beinn an Dothaidh is a route in “The Bridge of Orchy” region / range which is located in the Loch Tay to Loch Rannoch area of the Scottish Highlands as defined by the Scottish Mountaineering Club.

On this route you return by same way

Sunrise 7:29 am
Sunset 4:36 pm
9 hours 6 minutes(s) daylight
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Beinn Dorain & Beinn an Dothaidh are the southern half of the semicircular range of mountains that overlook Loch Tulla and are familiar as the western flanks of these hills rise dramatically above the A82 road.

Starting from a very obvious path from the railway station head under the bridge and through a gate onto open hillside. Ascend on eroded path up the south of Allt Coire an Dothaidh which heads into Coire an Dòthaidh to the low point between two big crags, Creag an Sochach and Creag Coire an Dòthaidh. From the pass between the 2 hills climb Beinn Dorain's northern ridge onto Am Fiaclach, Carn Sassunaich and onto summit. From here descend back to bealach and then climb grassy slopes upto the summit of Beinn an Dothaidh which is the middle one of the 3 tops. If the weather is clear it's worth a visit to the western top.

Descend back down to the pass and return back down path back to Bridge of Orchy.

beallach head south first, it's an obvious path if you concentrate and on the return you will be able to see the route for Dothaidh.

Route points for Beinn Dorain, Beinn an Dothaidh

QGrid Ref.BearingDistance(km)Description
NN29913956131° SE0.08 (0.08)Bridge of Orchy - Pass under the railway
NN2997395040° NE0.22 (0.3)pass through gate onto the hill
NN3044396763° ENE0.17 (0.47)Continue up eroded path beside Allt Coire an Dothaidh
NN3153398462° ENE0.29 (0.76)Climb up Coire an Dòthaidh to the low point between two big crags, Creag an Sochach on the right and Creag Coire an Dòthaidh on the left.
NN32443984202° SSW0.5 (1.26)From the col (744 metres) follow path up Beinn Dorains ridge
NN32213901164° SSE0.17 (1.43)ascend north ridge of Beinn Dorain
NN32253884118° ESE0.09 (1.52)Continue up Am Fiaclach upto north top then onto summit
NN32433823171° S0.38 (1.9)Pass Carn Sassunaich - Beinn Dòrain's north top marked with a large cairn which isn't the summit
NN32483785351° N0.38 (2.28)The summit Beinn Dorain - 1076 ( metres)
NN32303847N0.32 (2.6)Return back to Bealach between Beinn an Dòthaidh and Beinn Dòrain.
NN3223393822° NNE0.5 (3.1)pass small pool on the pass between Beinn an Dòthaidh and Beinn Dòrain.
NN32523989337° NNW0.23 (3.33)Crags
NN32444010N0.83 (4.16)Climb Beinn an Dothaidh's south ridge upto the western top 1000m
NN32604092105° ESE0.43 (4.59)From western top head along to the summit then descend back to the bealach
NN33014079174° S3.34 (7.93)The summit Beinn an Dothaidh - 1004 ( metres)
Munros covered on Beinn Dorain, Beinn an Dothaidh
Ordersort icon Height Munro Meaning Pronunciation
64 1076 Beinn Dorain Hill of the small stream Bine Doe-erenn
129 1004 Beinn an Dothaidh Hill of the scorching Bine uh Naw-hee