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Beinn Dorain & Beinn an Dothaidh Hike

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The 3,530ft / 1076m Beinn Dorain and 3,294ft / 1004m Beinn an Dothaidh are situated at the small Village of Bridge of Orchy, 6 miles north of Tyndrum, 69 miles north of Glasgow.

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The image right is from the A82 road about 3 miles north of Tyndrum passing the south side of Beinn Dorain. This is the best area for photos of this Mountain.

The Car Park for the hike is next to the Bridge of Orchy Hotel. For the hike, cross the road from the Hotel and walk up the well signed road to the Train Station, about 300 yards.

This is a very small Village with only a few houses and small school between the Hotel and Station. A few Trains and City Link Buses stop here each way per day.

The image right shows the Tunnel that leads under the Rail Station and out onto the Mountains.

The image below the Tunnel shows the view from the east side of the Station, with Beinn Dorain on the right and Beinn an Dothaidh on the left.

The main route onto the Mountains is up to between the Mountains, then onto either Mountain from there.

The Beinn Dorain Map shows the main route. Most hikers try to hike both Mountains in the same day. The dip between the Mountains makes crossing over quite testing.

Make sure and take an Ordnance Survey Map and Compass on these hikes, and know how to use them, as in cloud, these mountains can be deadly. In Winter, make sure you have Crampons and an Ice Axe, and know how to use them.


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