Beinn Dorain is another one of the most recognisable and photographed Munros in the southern and central highlands. From the A82 road running north to Bridge of Orchy the long elegant slopes of Beinn Dorain can be seen starting right at the roadside and sweeping all the way to the summit to make what looks like an almost perfect conical shaped hill (viewing from the east you can see it is not and in fact a Y shaped hill). The West Highland Way traverses straight across the lower reaches of Beinn Dorain and is a good place to get a sense of grandeur from this superbly shaped Munro.
Beinn Dorain is normally climbed with Beinn an Dothaidh to make a great days walking. A high bealach connects the two via the north ridge of Beinn Dorain.
The climb is mostly on moorland but the upper reaches turn very craggy and offer a few spots for scrambling if you look for them.
From the summit panoramic views across to the Glen Etive hills is a sight to behold.
Beinn Dorain is the most southern Munro in what is known as the "great wall of rannoch" which is made up of 4 Munros forming a wall to guard the southern end of rannoch moor or that’s the theory anyway.
Parking is available at the Bridge of Orchy train station, however it is very limited.