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Beinn a’Chreachain and Beinn Achaladair

Beinn a’Chreachain and Beinn Achaladair rise majestically above the ancient glacial basin that is Rannoch moor.  This energetic day takes in two munros over 1000m and provides some of the finest views in the Southern Highlands, in particular the Black Mount and the wilderness that is Rannoch.  Our route takes us east from the car park off the A82 along the south bank of the Water of Tulla until we start to climb through Crannach Wood, where we cross over the railway.   We then ascend through steeper gradients to the small col below Beinn a’ Chreachain and from there a short stretch to the summit at 1081 m.  Our route then takes us to the west and the intermediate top of Meall Buidhe, then on to the summit of Beinn Achaladair (1038m).  We continue along the ridge to the south summit and then drop  down to the bealach above Coire Daingean.  From here it is a straight forward descent alongside the burn Allt Coire Achaladair back to the car park.

If you would like to see a route map in Google Earth for this walk, please  click here to download – Tryst_XH_Beinn_a’Chreachain.  You will need to have Google Earth downloaded on your PC/tablet in order to view.  This file will also show the ‘rise and fall’ of the walk if you choose ‘Edit’, then ‘Show Elevation Profile’.

Walk date:
Tuesday 9th October, 2018
Walk leader:
Gil Martin
Crieff meet time / Walk start time:
7:30 am / 9:15 am
Walk end time / Crieff return time:
5:15 pm / 6:45 pm (estimated)
Extra Hard
Total distance / Total ascent / High point:
20 km / 1301 m / 1081 m
Car sharing
Ticket price:
Tickets are sold out or not yet/no longer on sale.


Safety notesGear requiredMap of start locationWalk T&Cs

Walk duration - 8hrs There are some steep gradients and rough terrain on this walk. In wet weather the paths and open ground at lower levels can be boggy. Walkers should ensure have experience of mountain walking over longer distances.

For Medium, Hard and Extra Hard walks we ask walkers to make sure they have full hillwalking gear, by which we mean definitely the following: Boots, warm clothing, warm/quick drying trousers (not denim jeans), waterproof jacket and over trousers, rucsac, hat, gloves, spare fleece, packed lunch, spare food and drink, small personal first aid kit including any medications, mobile phone, headtorch, and bivvy bag if you have one, and possibly also these other items, depending on personal preference: Gaiters, rucsac cover, walking poles, spare socks, map, compass, GPS, lipsalve, camera.

1. Risk.
The nature of hill walking potentially involves leaders or other participants in providing close assistance to others. For everybody’s protection those people classified as ‘vulnerable adults’ or young people under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an appropriate carer or responsible adult. No special arrangements are available to provide independent supervision for vulnerable people, and the accompanying carer takes full responsibility for them. The carer or parent is best placed to judge the capability of their charges.

2. Children.
We do ask that you only bring children on a walk if you are confident that they will be able to complete it comfortably. At all times, children must be accompanied by an appropriate adult who must take full responsibility for them.

3. Lower age limits.
No children under the age of 16 are allowed on Extra Hard or Hard walks. Children over the age of 12 are permitted on Medium and Easy walks provided that they are accompanied by a responsible adult.

4. Dogs.
In common with other similar events and in consideration for others, dogs are not allowed (guide dogs excepted).

5. Smoking.
Please do not smoke on walks, out of consideration to others.

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