Bridge of Orchy Hills

Bridge of Orchy Hills in winter
15th – 17th April£179ModerateSpaces

The Bridge of Orchy hills rise like a wall as you drive south towards them over Rannoch Moor. Walking on them is lovely with a mix of grass and rock on the high ground and great views from the summits. This is a three day guided walking event focussed on climbing all five Munros in the range.

Beinn Dorain & Beinn an Dothaidh

On day one we start from the large car park by the Bridge of Orchy Hotel. A short walk brings us out past the railway onto a path up to the bealach between Beinn Dorain and Beinn an Dothaidh. Once we reach the Beallach we will climb Beinn Dorain first and return to the Beallach to climb Beinn an Dothaidh. Then it’s back to the beallach and down the path to the Bridge of Orchy.

Beinn Achaladair & Beinn a’Chreachain

Starting at the walkers car park near the turn of to Achaladair farm we will walk into the farm and head up into Coire Achaladair. A steady climb up with good views of the north face of Beinn an Dothaidh brings us out at the beallach. Turning left here we climb up onto Beinn Achaladair via its south top. Its good walking on the higher ground. Following a steep descent to the next beallach it’s a pleasant walk up to summit of Beinn a’Chreachain our high point of the day. It’s a fairly long walk back as we descend down past Lochan a’Chreachain and eventually down to a good track. There can be some issues with the river crossing in spate conditions, but there is an alternative route if required. The track brings us back to Achaladair farm.

Beinn Mhanach

This is a fairly remote hill hidden away from the road requiring a long approach down Auch Glen. Rather than try and park on the verge we will start at the high point on the road from Tyndrum. The walking is on an excellent track all the way along the glen, but it does have several river crossings that can be an issue in spate conditions. Once we reach the high point on the track over to Loch Lyon we take to the open hillside. A steady climb brings us to the top of Beinn Mhanach. The way back is retracing our steps all the way. We could detour to the top of Beinn a’Chuirn on the way.

DaySummitsDistance & AscentTime
1Beinn Dorain
Beinn an Dothaidh
14km & 1250m6-8 hrs
2Beinn a’Chreachain
Beinn Achaladair
22km & 1300m7-9 hrs
3Beinn Mhanach23km & 950m7-9 hrs

If you are interested in booking on to this guided walk then please check out my booking information and get in touch!