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Beinn Dorain & Beinn an Dothaidh

Beinn Dorain is one of the most instantly recognisable Munros in the southern Highlands, a huge conical peak that dominates Bridge of Orchy when driving north.  Our route starts from Bridge of Orchy and follows a climb to the grassy bowl of Coire an Dothaidh, and then on to the bealach.  We then head south for Beinn Dorain, following the broad path up the ridge. We follow the path to the next bealach and then follow the ridge up to the summit of Beinn Dorain. At 1076 metres this is a great viewpoint, especially around the southern arc and to the west. We return along the ridge to the bealach above Coire an Dothaidh and then follow north towards Beinn an Dothaidh (1004m). The summit affords a fine view of Loch Tulla, Stob Ghabhar and its satellite peaks and to the north the full expanse of Rannoch moor and Ben Nevis. Our return leads to the Coire an Dothaidh bealach and a descent path back down the corrie to return to Bridge of Orchy.

If you would like to see a route map in Google Earth for this walk, please  click here to download – Tryst_XH_Beinn_Dorain.  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:
Saturday 6th October, 2018
Walk leader:
Gil Martin
Crieff meet time / Walk start time:
7:45 am / 9:15 am
Walk end time / Crieff return time:
4:15 pm / 5:30 pm (estimated)
Extra Hard
Total distance / Total ascent / High point:
14 km / 1228 m / 1076 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 - 7hrs

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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