Beinn Achaladair & Beinn a' Chreachain

Summary for Beinn Achaladair & Beinn a' Chreachain

Beinn Achaladair & Beinn a' Chreachain 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.

This is a circular route

Sunrise 6:09 am
Sunset 8:33 pm
14 hours 23 minutes(s) daylight
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DistanceAscentTime
18 km/ 11.18 miles1230 m/ 4035.43 ft6 hours plus
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This route covers 2 munros which forms the northern perimeter of the Bridge of Orchy hills above Loch Tulla. Beinn a'Chreachain is the highest Munro in this region of hills, second on the route and contains a magnificent northern corrie "Coire an Lochain" which arcs a lochan.

The traverse of these 2 munros starts/finishes at Achallader Farm and done via Beinn Achaladair - Beinn a' Chreachain. Beinn Achaladair has a continuously steep hillside above Achallader Farm from where the approach is taken. The approach is quite boggy but clears on once past the bealach. Once up look forward to a interesting 6km ridge walk with good views of this impressive part of the highlands. These hills give wonderful views across vast wastland or the moors northwards & westerly there are fine views of the hills of Blackmount.

Route points for Beinn Achaladair & Beinn a' Chreachain

QGrid Ref.BearingDistance(km)Description
NN31934424137° SE0.64 (0.64)Start from Achallader Farm; passing throught the farm
NN323437151° SSE3.58 (4.22)Cross the Bridge over the railway and head up on a wellworn path upto col to the east of Beinn Dothaidh
NN339405N1.53 (5.75)From the col turn left and clim grassy slopes to the cairned southern top
NN342420346° NNW0.5 (6.25)Beinn Achaladair - South Top
NN34142520° NNE0.76 (7.01)Continue to the summit of Beinn Achadair which is the first smaller cairn of the two cairn. Continue along to the second carn
NN34443260° ENE0.22 (7.23)The summit Beinn Achaladair - 1038 ( metres)
NN34643387° E0.6 (7.83)From 1036 (cairn) continue down to col marked 813.
NN35243352° NE0.86 (8.69)From 813 continue on grassy slopes continuing pass top Meall Buide
NN35943854° NE0.72 (9.41)Beinn a'Chreachain - Meall Buidhe
NN365442101° N0.82 (10.23)Continue onto summit of Beinn a' Chreachain. The path stays close to the cliffs until the steep last climb. Then continue onto a col marked 961 or 959 on maps
NN37344024° NNE0.89 (11.12)The summit Beinn a'Chreachain - 1081 ( metres)
NN377448292° WNW2.44 (13.56)From point 961 col descend down grassy slopes crossing the "Allt Coire an Lochain" about halfway down
NN35524586231° SW0.71 (14.27)Aviod trees here as both sides are hemmed by dear fences. Head
NN349454252° WSW1.13 (15.4)Over the bridge and follow the path along the Water of Tulla.
NN338451240° WSW1.79 (17.19)Head back on path. Note that river crossing can be difficult if in full spate
NN322443250° WSW0.33 (17.52)Finish and continue back
Munros covered on Beinn Achaladair & Beinn a' Chreachain
Ordersort icon Height Munro Meaning Pronunciation
61 1081 Beinn a'Chreachain Hill of the rocks Bine yuh Chrechen
94 1038 Beinn Achaladair Hill of the field by the hard water Bine Achullader