Hill: Beinn Dhorain
Date: Friday 9th April 2010
Company: Just myself


The day previous to my ascent of Maiden Pap, Smean, Morven and wild-camp on Scaraben, I ascended Beinn Dhorain.

I started the walk from the road in Glen Loth at a grassy area where there is parking for two or three cars.

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Beinn Dhorain from Glen Loth road:


There is a stile at the start which is handy for getting over the fence. On walking through the long grass at the base I could see ticks sitting on the grass stems. I hate ticks!

Looking back to start of walk and across to Beinn Dubhain:


The ascent of the initial slopes was quite straight-forward albeit pathless.

Looking back to start of walk and across to Beinn Dubhain:


However, as more height was gained the gradient became a good bit steeper.

Steep ascent:


I got good views looking over to Morven and Scaraben - hills that I really enjoyed the following day.

Morven, Smean and Scaraben:


Ascending Beinn Dhorain:


The views across the Moray Coast were better than they appear in the next photo. I could make out Ben Rinnes, Bin of Cullen and Knock Hill in the distance.

Limited view across Moray Coast:


Looking back to car from very steep slopes:


Morven, Smean and Scaraben:


Cairn on Beinn Dhorain:


After reaching the summit of Beinn Dhorain, I continued round the wide ridge onto the Graham Top - Beinn Uarie.

There were good views across to Ben Griam Mor and Ben Griam Beag - two fine hills that I ascended over a year later in July 2011.

Walk round to Beinn Uarie with Ben Griam Mor and Ben Griam Beg in distance:


Ben Griam Mor and Ben Griam Beg (zoomed):


Morven (zoomed):


Trig Point at top of Beinn Uarie:


From the top of Beinn Uarie, I made my way back to the col between Beinn Uarie and Beinn Dhorain and then descended through rough heather back towards the car.