Beinn a’Chaorainn and Beinn Teallach

Beinn a'Chaorainn and Beinn Teallach

Beinn a’Chaorainn and Beinn Teallach are much less visited than their famous neighbour Creag Meagaidh. The eastern face of Beinn a’Chaorainn is an impressive view and the traverse of it’s summits provides a wonderful walk. Beinn Teallach is smaller, but with a great outlook and when combined with Beinn a’Chaorainn is a great day out.

This is a winter walk and you will need an ice axe and crampons. It is important that you are ready for winter and I would recommend that you have attended a winter skills course before booking. #ThinkWinter!

We start on a forest track though some platations before gaining the open slopes of Beinn a’Chaorainn and the demanding climb. It is a tough slog that eventually brings us to the southern top and some beautiful views. The summit ridge gives lovely walking on gentle terrain with a lofty lunch spot on the summit weather permitting. Beyond the north top the descent to the beallach between the hills is mainly an open grassy slope after a bouldery start. It is a long way down and a fairly boggy beallach. A steep climb brings us to a broad rough ridge that leads to the summit of Beinn Teallach. After debating which is the true summit we cross some bouldery ground before another lovely grassy descent. There is a river crossing at the bottom before we can regain the forest tracks back to the road. A classic Scottish hill day!

Distance: 16km Ascent: 1150m Time: 6-8hrs


Group size is limited to a maximum of 6 people. To book your place on this walk please read my booking information and complete a booking form using the button below.