Beinn a’Chreachain and Beinn Achaladair
Beinn a’Chreachain and Beinn Achaladair rise majestically above the ancient glacial basin that is Rannoch moor and create a dramatic ‘wall’ which bounds the moor on the south. 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 basin. Our circular route takes us south from the car park at Achallader off the A 82 to the bealach above Coire Daingean, where we join the ridge. We climb north to the summit of Beinn Achaladair (1038m) and then continue east along the broad ridge to Beinn a’ Chreachain (1081m). The descent, initially north east to avoid Coire an Lochain, then north, takes us down to Crannach Wood (where a shallow river crossing may be required), with a return along the Water of Tulla back to the car park.
Walk duration - 7-8hrs 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. A river crossing may be required so walkers should come prepared to keep their feet dry and/or have dry socks to change into. Walkers should ensure they are fit for mountain walking over longer distances. In the event of adverse weather: A walk of a similar standard and feel will be offered, in an area and at an altitude suited to the weather, such as the 2 Corbetts, Beinn a Chaisteil and Beinn nam Fuaran.
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.
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.
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.
In common with other similar events and in consideration for others, dogs are not allowed (guide dogs excepted).
Please do not smoke on walks, out of consideration to others.