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Beinn a' Chreachain and Beinn Achaladair

Beinn a' Chreachain and Beinn Achaladair


Postby Bod » Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:25 pm

Route description: Beinn Achaladair and Beinn a'Chreachain

Munros included on this walk: Beinn a'Chreachain, Beinn Achaladair

Date walked: 22/09/2012

Time taken: 8.5 hours

Distance: 19.5 km

Ascent: 1270m

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Last Saturday about 8.00am, thick morning cloud followed the A82 as we drove through Bridge of Orchy. We could almost see up through the mists making out Beinn an Dothaidh and it had been clear just a few miles back north of Tyndrum where the usual treat of views towards Beinn Dorain had made the early drive all so worthwhile. By the end of Loch Tulla by the farmroad end into Achallader what a mighty view to the west :D :D :D

There is a new carpark now just 200-300 metres away from the main road that slightly alters the route to that shown on walkhighlands, particularly at the end of the day if walking clockwise as a new path links back to the cars from just below the railway line.

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Loch Tulla from the A82
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The bridge over the Water of Tulla by Barravourich.
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Now off the track leading for Gorton heading over the river into the woodlands.
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Below the line to Fort William. Hadn't been on this since a new year trip on the train from Glasgow to Mallaig many years ago. Had to watch my head here and never had my helmet :)
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Beinn Achaladair from the northeast looking very grand indeed! Our second summit planned for the day.
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Looking back down from the slopes of Beinn a Chreachain below the Coire an Lochain.
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Valerie enjoying the broad ridge approach.
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Coire an Lochain and Lochan a' Chreachain
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Meall Buidhe ahead with Beinn Achaladair next in line.
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Valerie on top of Beinn a Chreachain and what special hills these were turning out to be :)
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Very impressed and how lucky to get this sunny Saturday!
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A lochan view on Meall Buidhe midway between the munros.
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On the rise now to Beinn Achaladair with great view to the north over Rannoch Moor.
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Ben Nevis appears now in full after wearing a cap of cloud earlier in the day.
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Back over Meall Buidhe towards Beinn a Chreachain a lovely linking walk on a day such as this. Rewarding views in all directions :)
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From near the summit, and be aware, there are two summits cairns here about 150 metres apart. Don't miss the first one.
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Summit areas of Beinn Achaladair :)
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Keep close to the crag edge and enjoy north, south, east and west :)
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On the 1002 metre high munro top.
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Back down to the railway line level after a serious bog-trot down from below Beinn an Dothaidh, be prepared for this, it's wet and dirty!
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Approaching the bridge over the railway line with lovely colours of the rowan.


Beinn a' Chreachain and Beinn Achalader did not disappoint and infact well exceeded expectations. These are two mighty fine munros! :D :D :D
Bog-trot at the end :shock:
Last edited by Bod on Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:23 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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Re: Beinn a' Chreachain and Beinn Achaladair

Postby gammy leg walker » Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:11 pm

Brings back memories of my time on these two............cough,sniff,cough,sniff,cracking pictures Bod,need to go back over these two in the weather you had.
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Re: Beinn a' Chreachain and Beinn Achaladair

Postby Stuart Angus » Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:23 pm

I was up Beinn an Dothaidh on Saturday, we got great views of your 2 from the top. It was a cracking day for us eh? 8) ...........just your pictures appear to be a lot better than mine :lol:
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Re: Beinn a' Chreachain and Beinn Achaladair

Postby Bod » Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:26 pm

I'm cough sniffing as well gammy, must be in the air this week. Hope you enjoy a relaxing weekend :wink:
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Re: Beinn a' Chreachain and Beinn Achaladair

Postby Bod » Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:29 pm

Stuart Angus wrote:I was up Beinn an Dothaidh on Saturday, we got great views of your 2 from the top. It was a cracking day for us eh? 8) ...........just your pictures appear to be a lot better than mine :lol:


Cheers Stuart, we might have seen you! Pictures all by my wee bust up camera that also plays tempermental at times! It is a wee nikon though and has done me proud! Snap clicked over a 1000 pics now :wink:
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Re: Beinn a' Chreachain and Beinn Achaladair

Postby gammy leg walker » Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:29 pm

Bod wrote:I'm cough sniffing as well gammy, must be in the air this week. Hope you enjoy a relaxing weekend :wink:



Cannie see why I wont mate. :lol: :lol:
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Re: Beinn a' Chreachain and Beinn Achaladair

Postby monty » Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:08 pm

Great set of photos Bod. Nice walk. :D
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Re: Beinn a' Chreachain and Beinn Achaladair

Postby rockhopper » Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:09 pm

Great to see these hills in good weather - brings back memories from nearly two years ago for me of something I'll never forget :silent: Interesting to hear about the car park being relocated - cheers :)
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Re: Beinn a' Chreachain and Beinn Achaladair

Postby jonny616 » Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:45 pm

Great photos Bob, the first one is stunning. I did these in the sunshine & happened to be carrying a couple of beers for the summit, which was nice :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Beinn a' Chreachain and Beinn Achaladair

Postby Jambo235 » Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:41 pm

Love the pictures Bod! I'm heading out tomorrow to camp near the base of Beinn Mhanach before aiming to do all five Orchil munros on Saturday and these shots have really got me in the mood. Hopefully the 60% clear munro tops forecasted comes off.
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Re: Beinn a' Chreachain and Beinn Achaladair

Postby LeithySuburbs » Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:46 pm

This is a cracking route and you had some day for it 8) .
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Re: Beinn a' Chreachain and Beinn Achaladair

Postby soapy27 » Fri Sep 28, 2012 5:55 am

Nice photos there Bod did these in the snow . Good to see they still look awesome in the dry 8)
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Re: Beinn a' Chreachain and Beinn Achaladair

Postby Collaciotach » Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:28 am

Ah so that is what they look like :clap: .......... done all the Urachaidh Munros in mist and cloud meself :lol:

Grand pics :clap:
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Re: Beinn a' Chreachain and Beinn Achaladair

Postby Johnny Corbett » Fri Sep 28, 2012 4:28 pm

Good stuff again Bod. I was like Val when i did this walk, loved the broad ridge. It makes a great view from Beinn a Dothaidh :D
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Re: Beinn a' Chreachain and Beinn Achaladair

Postby scoob999 » Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:38 pm

Cracking pics bod :D
Sure was a great day out everywhere, we must catch up soon on a walk :D
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