Friday, 12 November 2010

Rannoch Moor from Beinn an Dothaidh

Approaching the Rannoch Moor from the south, you can’t help but notice the steep pyramid shape of Beinn Dorian as you drive over the brow of the A82 road just north of Tyndrum. Both it and its neighbour Beinn an Dothaidh are munros and offer another great vantage point to see the moors from height.

The walk starts at the Bridge of Orchy railway station and heads for the Bealach at the top of Coire an Dothaidh. I did the walk on a beautiful October day and the autumn colours and clear atmosphere made for great photographs. The early morning mist still clung to the valley floors.

The path can be a bit muddy at times but once it starts gaining height in Coire an Dothaidh the going gets drier.

Once on the bealach the views open up to the east and you can see Loch Lyon between the surrounding hills..

The summit of Beinn an Dothaidh is on the left of the bealach and as you climb you can see the sharp peaks of Ben Cruachan over to the west.

To the south east, the mountains around Crianlarich dominate the horizon. Ben More and Stobinian being the highest and on the left hand side of this photograph.

Beinn an Dothaidh has several summit cairns and the views of Ben Cruachan are one of my favourite views.

To the north is the vast area of the Rannoch moor and a good view of Loch laidon

The mist was still clearing from the lochs on the moors in this photo.

There are great views of Loch Tulla from the path heading to Beinn Dorian.

I am heading for New Orleans tomorrow but will be back after a weeks break to continue with some walks in Glencoe. Thanks for looking at some of my views of the Rannoch Moor

1 comment:

Alex said...

Excellent pics as usual.Enjoy your trip.!