This was long hard hike with a lot of pathless and rough boggy ground. But as the pictures hopefully show, very worthwhile in good weather as the views really are quite stunning.
I could take or leave the ascent path of 4-5k across featureless farmland – it might be worth doing from Bridge of Orchy instead. In fact, we met some lads who had mountain biked into the range from Bridge of Orchy, (presumably in between Beinn a Dothaidh and Dorain), dumped their bikes at the side of the coll and then hiked up a’Chreachan.
As a pair of Munros, these two were hard work, and we were feeling pleased with our efforts until, on the way to Achaladair, we were passed by a girl on a training run.
She skipped past us at Meal Buidhe, and by the time we reached Achaladair, we could see her running in the far distance. In the time it had taken us to walk 2k, she had covered twice that and was already on her third Munro of the day – Beinn a Dothaidh.
She didn’t even look tired.