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Name:Beinn a' Chreachain
Hill number:104
Height:1080.6m / 3545ft
RHB Section:02A: Loch Rannoch to Glen Lyon
County/UA:Perth and Kinross
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Munro, High Hills of Britain,
Murdo, Yeaman
Grid ref:NN 37392 44067
Summit feature:large cairn
Col:431m  NN392450  
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(1:25k) OL48W 377E 378W
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From Achallader parking off A82. Signed path from near mast up Allt Coire Achaladair, a couple of interesting river crossings - everything in spate. Up good path on S ridge to Beinn Achaladair South Top and continued over path to Beinn Achaladair and steeply down wet rock to Bealach an Aoghlain. Good path up MeallBuidhe to Beinn a Chreachain and Beinn a Chreachain North Top. Mossy grass and path descent down Allt Coire an Lochain under railway, ignoring all ladder stiles. Waded Water of Tulla, knee deep, as no bridge. Track out with boot clean ford at Achallader farm. Feet already wet, boots sparkling. Abysmal forecast for today, but stayed dry with great views and just a bit of mist. Very full water courses. 23.5km, 1231m ascent 6.5 hrs. Splendid!Lynnebe29/05/2024
DRC walk from Achallader Farm, BA South Top, Beinn Achaladhair, Meall Buidhe and Beinn a'Chreachain. Followed Allt Coire an Lochain down and crossed Water of Tulla easily (after a long dry spell) at NN 359472.TRG31804/06/2023
2 of 5 from achallader all repeats.robertphillips13/05/2023
From Achallader Farm, Beinn a' Chreachain North Top then back over the MunrosRHW08/04/2023
Long sunny day with Cnrowan19/03/2023
with Jeff. Lovely sunny day, no wind, no rain.Cumbrianexile26/02/2023
See Beinn Achaladair for detail.Neily There29/07/2022
From wildcamp at NN338404. Beinn Achaladair, Beinn a' Chreachain and Beinn Mhanach. Sunny afternoon.robertgn17/07/2022
With Rob as part of ascent with Bein Achalader . Starting a the car Park we walked through grasslands loaded with wild flowers and bird life. Ascending to the col and up the graded ridge to summit. Meeting only 4 people during the day it was a high level 13 mile round trip in perfect conditions. The summit ridge walk was spectacular a steep descent from Beinn a Chreachain to the col before a climb up the flat slopes to Beinn Achalader ensured the Moro status. We descended past the tarns shimmering in the summer sun. Followed the stream down to go under the rail way, crossing the river at its low flow and a long flat walk back to the car park Assign farm buildings and what looked like a ruined keep. We had booked the hotel for the night from the summit of Beinn Achalader so all was well.david.walker4009/07/2022
From Achaladair Farm, winter conditions.liljonb23/02/2022
4/5 With Pete. Warm day but overcast until late afternoon. From Meall Buidhe. Rain threatened on ascent but never materialised. Excellent views. Onwards to Beinn a' Chreachain North Top.millionmts03/08/2021
Bridge of Orchy - Steven Fallon route of 5 munroshummusg30/07/2021
With Jack, Joe, Jim, Chris Summer trip (Arrochar)fellie30/07/2021
Bridge of Orchy 5tomd425/06/2021
cracking but very tough route as ran 8 mile before we starting climbing due to river crossing, couldn't get across at the start so went in reverse. Ran with Brian Smith 21.5 miles instead of 13.5!!Kevthecat16/06/2021
Tough ascent to the bealach from the lochanLizzieG28/04/2021
Clare & Skye - not the fastest - but a sunny day nevertheless. A bit of a faff getting past the farm at Achalader - good car park - rubish routing. Followed the railway tracks in - historic.Scmccabe 25/04/2021
Misty. Roaring stags in the corrie N of Achaladair. Bridge of 2 girders too scary- crossed the Water of Tulla dry shod at NN353 468younggl18/10/2020
Had a cracking day, on the hills with Nicky Creadland bagging two Munros; Beinn Achaladair (1038m) and Beinn a Chreachain (1081m) and the two subsidiary Munro Tops. Accessed from Achallader Farm off the A82 just north of Bridge of Orchy, it started a bit misty and the midges were out in force, but they had fled and the sun had come out by the time we reached the south Top of Beinn Achaladair. The views down to Loch Tulla and across Rannoch Moor were stunning, we had a slight confusion on the summit of Beinn Achaladair, as the summit photo was taken at the cairn at 1036m, rather than the actually summit at 1038m, but as we had walked over the summit, we still bagged the Munro. While ascending Beinn a Chreachain the mist came in, which denied us a view, but since we had already been spoilt with the views, Im not complaining, 09:15 hours all in.chillyman819/08/2020
Achallader (cycled from Tyndrum) - Beinn Achaladair South Top - Beinn Achaladair - Meall Buidhe - Beinn a Chreachain - Achallader.Mark Jackson18/08/2020
With Sunny & Iain from Achaladair Farm. Superb views descending Beinn a'Chreachain over Rannoch Moor 3 Munros. Beinn Mhanach, Beinn Achaldair & Beinn a'ChreachainHuwel17/08/2020
Fine day for a triple-Munro saunter with Doug and IzzyCapt Malbec24/07/2020
Ace day with Joe. From Bridge of Orchy, up Beinn Dorain to Beinn an Dothaidh, continued onto Beinn Achaladair. Climb up to Beinn a' Chreachain looked daunting but was actually fine. Then descended to Lon na Cailliche via 813m spot height. Slogged up to Beinn Mhanach and descended to the south to track to meet West Highland Way back to Bridge of Orchy.JonathanConey06/07/2019
Gavin Appleton, Alex Heenan. Barry McGarahan. Completed clockwise route with Bein Achaladarian-e15/09/2018
From Beinn Achaladair, down north ridge into corrie and through low tunnel under railway down to track. Last 200 meters to river thick with midges and keds.Flatfield07/09/2018
With Karen Daly & BusterHighland Days05/06/2018
From Achallader with Beinn Achaladair and Beinn MhanachGeoff Briggs06/05/2018
Solo, running, glorious blue sky, sunshine, firm snow. From Mhanach summit the day was great, views and good going. I'd put the microspikes on earlier but descending steeply back NW from summit of Chreachain I was slipping on frozen snow and had to sit; only later I realized spikes were upside down!NorfolkPT2101/04/2018
started out at 10.20 ! on almost shortest day, long way along through forest before up into corrie and onto top. high winds were worst in forest, ok higher up. Ddidnt see anything until after dark. final summit at 4.30- ie when it got dark. left final summit at 5.45 and navved of on bearing (south) etc until cloud lifted moon came out. Mika na Pete very quick uphill , me very slowlithosyork29/12/2017
R Richard Tait20/05/2017
Parked at Pubil (end of public road in Glen Lyon) and cycled track along N shore of Loch Lyon to the ford in Gleann Meurain (NN394426) (easily crossed in current dry weather). Then up Beinn Mhanach and traversed across to Beinn a'Chuirn. Retraced to col between the two, and roughly followed the old fence line down to Lon na Cailliche (col to Beinn Achaladair). Then more or less straight up to Achaladair S Top and along ridge to main summit. Continued along ridge, down to col with Beinn a'Chreachain, ascended Meall Buidhe, then Beinn a'Chreachain. Retraced from there and along to the 961m top, before descending grassy slopes back to track in Gleann Cailliche, and return to Pubil.kdbennett11/05/2017
Bridge of Orchy station-Beinn an Dothaidh W Top-Beinn an Dothaidh-Beinn Achaladair S Top-Beinn Achaladair-Meall Buidhe-Beinn a'Chreachain-Beinn Mhanach-Beinn a'Chuirn-Bridge of Orchy stationcampagvelocet08/05/2017
On a clockwise circuit including Beinn Achaladair.hill walker07/05/2017
With Lynn, Peter, Gemmanix_snilloc06/04/2017
Climbed with Peter, Mum & Dad.Gemma342106/04/2017
JW HFB25/11/2016
Clockwise route from Achaladair Farm. On own.MorecambeMonkey30/05/2016
Full round of the Beinn Achaladair trio of munros with Anne & John. Meant to inuclude all tops but missed one (Beinn Achaladair S Top). Snow on ground above 600m.mproudfoot19/03/2016
Up Coire Achaladair to Beinn Mhanach, Beinn Achaladair and Beinn ChreachainGallovidian18/10/2015
Weather fair.MountainMac30/07/2015
Beinn Achaladair and Beinn a'Chreachain with their tops.rhalstead06/09/2014
Fine day out almost totally dry but windygrahamzwilson07/06/2014
Great day with Ron Dorn. followed the usual way round from the carpark. Sunny, great viz and light winds. A perfect round over 8 hours.alexmaclennan20/04/2014
Ascended with Beinn Achaladair in poor conditions from Achallader Farm. In cloud from corrie so no views and careful navigation required. Large cornices remaining.quadbarrel30/03/2014
With MartinTopsaswell28/09/2013
9 of 9: From Meall Buidhe.ChrisR04/06/2013
Winter ascenton a lovel day with Do and Julie B. Little wind On getting to the summit, despite having GPS, I went off for a few metres in the wrong direction to descend. Corrected that and had a lovely descent on a snow field, Don dropped a glove but I caught it. Lengthy walkout to Achaladair Farm.Bookerdddd21/02/2013
22km. 1313mtr. Weather Wind. SE Mod mainly along the summits. Snow on the ground above 800mtr, some low cloud visibility poor down to 50mtr, a dry day with clear spells later in the day. 0c rising to 9c. Beinn Achaladair taking in as well. Start at a parking area at Grid 312437.A long day in winter conditions.smocks and denims11/01/2013
With Sarah as part of a four hill traverse, from Achallader farm - along the glen and up at the bridge into Crannach woods. WET!!Loz_mck11/09/2012