Thursday 9th and Friday 10th June 2016 At the end of my holiday in Scotland I walked a section of the Speyside Way from Ballindalloch to Dufftown, however my attention was more focussed on the many whisky distilleries that are in the area. cloud rolls in ! View ... Ben Avon from the Beinn a' Bhuird Plateau (zoomed) Ben Avon from the Beinn a' Bhuird Plateau. From there go up Gleann an t-Slugain to the ruin of a lodge of the same name. The most common Ben Avon approach goes up Gleann an t-Slugain and up to the Sneck. Braeriach summit camp – not quite what we expected…again. Hear pronunciation Press to hear pronunciation. May 2005. The road goes through trees with.....a rather surprising sculpture visible in the grounds of Invercauld House. In Watson the author suggests the mountain should be named Beinn Bòrd - table hill, saying that local Scottish Gaelic speakers pronounced the mountain Paing Bòrd, with some of the older local folk still using Painna Bòrd. Climbed from Inverauld House Car Park, climbed via South side of Beinn A Bhuird, round to the North Top, down to the Sneck, then up and back to Leabaidh an Daimh Bhuidhe, before returning to Invercauld via Slogain. Ref: Return to the Sneck and follow the route below, over Beinn a Bhuird. and over Coire nan Clach. http://www.archieraf.co.uk/scs/oxfordph404.html, A water stop on the return around lochans in Coire nan Clach and today they were literally teaming On open ground, following paths without using your compass may get you lost in poor visibility. Our summary will always contain one of easy, moderate or hard to indicate the severity of the route. I’d pondered taking flip-flops, but they’re an extra 300g or so, instead off with the socks and out with the insoles, shoes back on (bare feet being a bit tender and slippery). For most walkers, Braemar is synonymous as the entry to the heart of the Cairngorms. The N top is the summit. The most popular approaches are to head in from either Invercauld or Linn of Quoich to the col between Ben Avon and its neighbour, Beinn a'Bhuird. Get directions. The southernmost top 1177m is deleted, as is A' Chioch 1151m. Swithered between heading north from Invercauld to Ben Avon and heading south to Lochnagar. Parked in Braemar castle … !. Beinn a’Bhuird was a mecca for Aberdeen climbers in the fifties, the main issue with the great coires is that they are bloody miles from anywhere. The shortest approach is up Glen Quoich and follows a the former line of a bulldozed track - now restored by the NTS - high onto the mountain. which totally and completely added value to the traverse of Benn a'Bhuird and Cairngorms from Glen Gelder. The Sneck (the col between the two hills) is rendered invisible by the terrain, so the two plateaux seem to merge, with the massive bite of Slochd Mor giving scale to the scene. ... and I need to be back at Invercauld House by 4:00pm. Climbed this hill with its neighbour Ben Avon, the whole route was near enough 8 hours with the handy help of a bike starting at Keiloch. Avon) from the new bridge over the River Gairn. A unique Bike and Hike Trek to summit and explore two of Scotland’s greatest Munros…Ben Avon [pronounced A’an] and Beinn a’ Bhuird. The day showed plenty of promise as I headed out to Invercauld near Braemar but when passing Ballater I could see a misty shroud over the top of Lochnagar. easy to miss where path leaves main track heading to Carn fiaclach - improves once arrive around shoulder and good gradient/surface to plateau. Description. office@invercauld.org or phone 01339 741224. ! The usual bagger’s route starts from Linn of Quoich heading up Glen Quoich before climbing long, dull slopes to the summit, but the connoisseur’s route up Beinn a’ Bhùird starts from Invercauld Bridge and was the route that I took down from Ben Avon three years ago. We reached the track end at NO083964 and went up beside a burn to the South Top of Beinn a’ Bhuird, A’ Chioch, the North Top of Beinn a’ Bhuird, and Cnap a’ Chléirich. Footprints Across Scotland Why not make a few of your own! In the morning they were up and away after The walk in to Beinn a' Bhuird starts at Invercauld Bridge, between Braemar and Crathie. The cloud cleared Southern slopes of Beinn a' Bhuird. Five hours (and the night) Day 2: 22 km, 14 miles, 1272m. Beinn a Bhuird seen from the summit of Ben Avon. Pagination. In the right conditions though, an amazing experience to be in such wild country. Following the tracks and roads back down towards Invercauld the statue, standing sentry in the estate grounds, marked our imminent arrival back at Keiloch, its surprising scale a fitting end to a day among the Cairngorm giants. You can click on the map name to purchase the map for £6.29 including postage which is one of the cheapest prices we have found. ...but at least there are good views of Beinn a' Bhuird. A long route on moderately steep slopes leading to a high level plateau walk. “The sneck” was where walkers made the final decision on whether to either go up Beinn a’Bhurid or Ben Avon. Below is mostly a pictorial account of this Cleirich, After visiting the ‘Secret Howff’ for The oldest part of Invercauld Castle dates back to the 13th century, but it was extensively remodelled in the early 18th century. Maps numbered 1 to 86 cover Scotland but for the highest mountains (Munros) only 23 maps are required. out to Stob an t-Sluichd where wreckage remains of a flight Distance 20 miles / 32km This is a view from south of Invercauld. THE ROUTE Starting at Keiloch, just outside Braemar, for the beginning of our bike ride along the private road and track on the Invercauld estate to Gleann Slugain. Leaving Keiloch near Invercauld . Smith–Winram Bivouac. A new bridge over the Gairn was a welcome From Braemar travel E on A93 to Invercauld bridge (5 km) then N on minor road to Keiloch.. the timber for the bridge? Whole day took 10 hrs at easy pace with plenty stops. must descend down into it (as you would into a submarine) Coffee Part of today’s itinery was a visit to the then a dozen or so more were spotted and Sue found a nest. An old climbing boot lay by the entrance and one A unique two-day overnight trek summiting the remote Munro’s of Ben Avon and Beinn a’ Bhuird with the opportunity to sleep in a bivy bag on a high summit. So far, in this hot century, it has disappeared before the end of every summer, but the Farquharsons still own Invercauld. Initially on a worn path through scree, descent from Beinn a'Chaorainn's cairn, aiming southwards. Head S’wards for about 4miles towards Invercauld House and SE‘wards back to the bus. corrie of the stones), Dividing Buttress of Coire nan Clach and Bidean a Choire Sheasgaich and Lurg Mhor with a summit camp on Beinn Tarsuinn March 2007 . Ken took a fairly direct route 18th February 2007 . Features: Linn of Quoich ★★★; Beinn a' Bhuird (1197 m, Munro); Cnap a' Chleirich (1172 m); Ben Avon (1171 m, Munro); Hidden Bothy; Invercauld Monument Terrain: Good tracks make for quick progress through Glen Quoich, then an excellent path - intermittent on the rocky plateau. year, they were sure they were trout and not Arctic Charr. Features: Linn of Quoich ★★★; Beinn a' Bhuird (1197 m, Munro); Cnap a' Chleirich (1172 m); Ben Avon (1171 m, Munro); Hidden Bothy; Invercauld Monument Terrain: Good tracks make for quick progress through Glen Quoich, then an excellent path - intermittent on the rocky plateau. In winter months please check the local snow conditions at sais.gov.uk. Im 1654 von Joan Blaeu erstellten ersten Atlas Schottlands wurde der Beinn a’ Bhùird als Bini Bourd bezeichnet. Ben Avon and Beinn a’Bhuird are two large Munros which mark the eastern edge of the Cairngorm range, and are accessible from the Braemar/Deeside Road, where the Invercauld Estate has provided a walkers car park, but require £2.50 for a 'pay and display' ticket. This walk gives the shortest ascent, using the old right of way up Gleann an t-Slugain. Corbett Carn Liath (aka Creag an Dail Bheag). The remainder headed past Invercauld house and carried on into Gleann an t-Slugain and past the ruin of the Lodge. The path towards Beinn a’Bhuird leaves the one that goes towards The Sneck at a small cairn and is a peaty trail through the heather. Beinn a' Bhuird from Morrone; 9th September 2009. Beinn a Bhuird – a marvellous munro that can be ridden all the way up without having to push. South Top of Beinn a' Bhuird from Invercauld. 16/08/2015. murky bowl that holds the Allt an Eas Mhoir. gandrew. Registered users can customise these walking times by specifying their own walking and ascending speeds. 5 went up Beinn a’Bhurid and spotted a good number of Ptarmigan and a nest of chicks. Its outstanding feature is the array of remarkable granite tors all over the plateau. the rim of Garbh Corrie, The climbs in the Garbh Corrie were at Usually the shortest way to climb the mountain, making best use of tracks and paths to gain altitude. 1b) Beinn a’Bhuird. Looking across to A’Cioch and the Dubh Beinn a’Bhuird from the south The best camping in Scotland is perhaps to be found in the glens of the southern Cairngorms, accessed from Braemar. 20miles. or Mitre Ridge. Coire an Dubh Lochan from small Lochan. ... (Beinn a’ Bhuird & Ben Avon) OS Explorer map 404/OL58 Buy from Ordnance Survey. Beinn a' Bhuird currently has three Munro tops and two deleted tops besides its summit. Did essentially the same route, though having camped wild in Glen Quoich, we took in Ben Avon as well, and did the Bhuird route in reverse. Near the foot of the glen, we looked back up to Beinn a’ Bhuird. As the path becomes more indistinct, begin turning west-south-west and drop to the flat Moine Bhealaidh. A unique Bike and Hike Trek to summit and explore two of Scotland’s greatest Munros…Ben Avon [pronounced A’an] and Beinn a’ Bhuird. Beinn a Bhuird – a marvellous munro that can be ridden all the way up without having to push. Gleann an t-Slugain. Coire na Ciche and A’ Cioch (Beinn a Bhuird), On the good path north for Clach a’ Terrain A bivy adventure for us is all about feeling connected to the environment you wish to be in. bed of the tawny stag). who made this “big” Day Meet such a success. Continue west ascending the slopes of Beinn a Bhuide steeply at first. However it's also pretty exposed so, although it had been my intention to stay for a while, I decided to retrace my steps back to the landrover track and the shelter of a shooting butt for a bit of lunch. Easy descent to sneck at 970m and quick trip over to ben avon. There may even be a Club connection. We then give directions from that location to the route start. Plumped for the north route. name to the Smith-Dey Bivouac high in the Garbh Coire of September 2014.. Beinn Macdui, an autumnal stroll. Graeme at his bivvy (around 8.00pm) as the meant it felt really summery. Ben Avon from Invercauld – Torist route. Sgurr na … times in sunlight and the rock was looking fantastic (and dry) Quoich Water crossing could be tricky in spate. Its spacious plateau forms the rim above some magnificent corries, with the remote Garbh Choire being the finest. Invercauld which was reached at 11.00am. West to Beinn 'a Bhuird Culardroch may well be an unassuming little rounded hill, but it gives some fantastic 360deg views from its top. Great views West over the Cairngorm NP, good path to follow, and great cliffs to look down on from the top. Much laziness on Bhuird and Avon. The summit plateau is rather featureless but the hill hosts some fine corries. Benn a'Bhuird from Ballochbuie (created in 2004) Benn a'Bhuird, Scotland (created in 2005) Beinn a'Bhuird, Invercauld. View of Benn a'Bhuird across the park at Invercauld near Brig O'Dee . Follow the Ben Avon route as far as “the sneck”. November 2014. 22nd February 2009. Benn a'Bhuird and Cairngorms from Glen Gelder . Culardoch from the Bealach Dearg (The Red Ben Avon is the easternmost of the High Cairngorms and its vast high level plateau sprawls over an area large enough for an entire hill range in the West Highlands. Take in Ben Avon too and marvel at the tors. ! One of Scotland’s more esoteric, topographically nonsensical hill running routes, the Big 6 (actually 7) adds Ben Avon and Beinn a’ Bhuird to the 4000s and was first done as a point to point ski tour, from Invercauld to Derry Lodge, by scientist and mountaineer Adam Watson in 1962. THE ROUTE Starting at Keiloch, just outside Braemar, for the beginning of our bike ride along the private road and track on the Invercauld estate to Gleann Slugain. The most common Ben Avon approach goes up Gleann an t-Slugain and up to the Sneck. Great lunch spots on corrie overlooking ben avon - Beinn a'Bhuird summit disappointing cairn on flat plateau when some interesting tors around. A good route (but not the only one) is from Braemar, then to Invercauld bridge. Walking distance approx. An uninterrupted view across Dubh Lochan towards Leabaidh an Daimh Bhuidhe from near the South Top of Beinn a' Bhuird, July 2008. The usual bagger’s route starts from Linn of Quoich heading up Glen Quoich before climbing long, dull slopes to the summit, but the connoisseur’s route up Beinn a’ Bhùird starts from Invercauld Bridge and was the route that I took down from Ben Avon three years ago. Pagination. Coire na Ciche and A’ Cioch (Beinn a Bhuird) On the good path north for Clach a’ Cleirich . Smith/Winram suggests he is one and the same person who gave his The idea to place a commemorative plaque at the crash site of Oxford PH404 to commemorate the loss of the many airmen killed in the Cairngorms during the war and subsequent years was agreed on. was taken again here and the group topped up their suntans Even this route is a long walk. No difficulties on a fine day, but I'd hate to be on the Bhuird plateau in thick mist or high winds. Ken and Willie ascended the Where the access routes are few or the ridge is narrow, paths are generally obvious. Beinn Bhreac is just 5km away, but it's a bit of a tedious slog and can feel even further ! Plumped for the north route. Directions to Invercauld Castle. Beinn Mhic Chasgaig from Alltchaorunn. Went on to the SW Top of Ben Avon and Leabaidh an Daimh Bhuidhe. One of the nearest Munros to Braemar, Beinn a' Bhuird provides a great taste of the region. last year), Approaching Leabaidh an Diamh Bhuidhe (The After visiting the ‘Secret Howff’ for coffee it was a case of heading up towards Coire nan Clach (the corrie of the stones) In the 'Secret Howff' sight before the last stiff pull of the day to the Bealach Dearg. Geschichte. Followed the bulldozed track up the hill with a fairly easy but long climb onto the top near A'Chioch. The hillphones service can inform you of stalking activities in the area. as the lochans must be frozen over for circa 3 months of the May 2005. To me the south approach seems the most "sensible" particularly if you don't have bikes because the amount of horizontal travel is much less than the north approach. stay in a castle. OS Grid NO119954. towards the big barn on Ben Avon (Garry and Carol’s attendance Lochan, After another short break a visit was made It's as featureless place as you could imagine, with savage drops into the E facing corries which were corniced in mid May 05. left of the low point picture below). As time was wearing on new plans were After the rain it was a bit squidgy. Managed to get over to very near the summit of beinn a bhuird in about 3 hours with bikes from invercauld. Beinn a' Bhuird or the Table Mountain so-called because of the flatness of the top. Not the most exciting route up, but definitely a good day out. No stalking issues. before being joined by Ken T. Research on “Smith” of Route details. Shortly beyond the house the road splits and the green right of way sign points the way uphill to Linn of Qouich and Glen Slugain. as they lost height. THE STORY. To me the south approach seems the most "sensible" particularly if you don't have bikes because the amount of horizontal travel is much less than the north approach. Beinn a’Bhuird and Ben Avon Land west and south of Beinn a’Bhuird, including Glen Quoich approaches, managed by National Trust for Scotland. Take in Ben Avon too and marvel at the tors. Pass). (missing presumed at sea for seven months in 1952) Follow the link Either retrace your steps back to the bus or descend SE’wards into Glen Gairn by way of the Allt an Eas Mhoir burn. Beinn a'Bhuird is the eleventh highest mountain in Britain, a vast high plateau in the eastern Cairngorms. means this meet attracted nine members in total – the same as Although there had not been much rain, the water was quite lively. From the lodge head up to the south top of the Beinn and then on to the north top. First page « First; Excellent cycle in 1hr to ruin, sun shining (better than forecast). 2nd time visiting this hill. After the rain it was a bit squidgy. start provided an opportunity to bivvy on the hill and five lay down with small trout, quite a remarkable and unexpected sight really Your approach route may differ. Seven hours (and the night) A Beinn a Bhuird and Carn Eas Carn Eas catching rays Beinn a Bhuird’s turn The ford looked tricker in motion than the photo’s static snap – the water was knee deep and whipping past. Beinn a Bhuird seen from the summit of Ben Avon. Beinn Each from Loch Lubnaig. up broken crags whilst Clive led four behind him across, through Took a different route up from Linn O'Quoich, following the Quoich up to the south-western flank of Beinn a'Bhuird. The North Top of Beinn a'Bhuird has a summit cairn that is at the North edge of the flat summit plateau with … Six Club members from Aberdeen and one Beinn a' Bhuird or the Table Mountain so-called because of the flatness of the top. Exploring the misty corries of Beinn A'Bhuird. ...but at least there are good views of Beinn a' Bhuird. South Top of Beinn a' Bhuird from Invercauld. Looking to the North Top of Beinn a'Bhuird from Ben Avon across The Sneck. Good track to quoich water - poles required to keep feet dry - would be tricky in spate. Shortly beyond the house the road splits and the green right of way sign points the way uphill to Linn of Qouich and Glen Slugain. Those just going to Beinn a Bhuird, go west over Cnap a' Chierich (NJ010108) to the North Top 1197m (NJ006093). Creag an Dail Mhor However, my personal favourite is to cycle in from Tomintoul and hike a circular route from the end of Glen Avon. Beinn Bhuird is the UK's 11th highest mountain. Hillwalking routes up … This is a view from south of Invercauld. Beinn a'Bhuird, Invercauld . ... and I need to be back at Invercauld House by 4:00pm. Although there had not been much rain, the water was quite lively. It takes a bit of a circuitous route down to a ford across the river. Descent into and ascent out of The Sneck is steep and a bit loose. Swithered between heading north from Invercauld to Ben Avon and heading south to Lochnagar. The Laird’s Tablecloth gleamed white under the blue sky. We crossed Glas Allt Mor burn and walked on up to “the sneck”. It’s basic and compact and no doubt serves There’s no nearby bothy and in those days you had to get the bus to Braemar and walk from there. Its quite a gentle climb from Ben Avon to the west, and an easy descent can be made back to the path in Gleann an t-Slugain by dropping down easy slopes immediately east of the south top. combination of Savage Slit, Cairngorm, Squareface, Beinn a'Bhuird, Hanging Dyke, and Ben Macdui, starting and finishing at the Coire Cas Carpark, at 26 miles (7,500 feet of ascent) is a recommended "marathon with a difference". Scotland's reply to South Africa's Table Mountain, in name at least.It has a two-mile long flat summit plateau, bounded by steep cliffs on the east. Keiloch Sawmill on the morning of Sat 11th August 2012 for a Day Went back to take in Stob an t’ Sluichd and the W and E tops of Beinn … Hillwalking routes up … Allow 9.5 hours to complete this 34.67 km route. coffee it was a case of heading up towards Coire nan Clach (the The road goes through trees with.....a rather surprising sculpture visible in the grounds of Invercauld House. 2nd January 2007 . A flock of around sixteen Ptarmagin It gives decent views of Beinn a Bhuird but misses out any tors other than Leabaidh an Diamh Bhuidhe. September 2015.. Cairngorms 2-nighter. Summary:Beinn a'Bhuird is the eleventh highest mountain in Britain, a vast high plateau in the eastern Cairngorms. a function. Land southeast of ridge from Beinn a’Bhuird North Top-Ben Avon-Loch Builg, including approaches via Gleann an t-Slugain and the The mountain can be approached either through the pinewoods of Glen Quoich or the moors of Gleann an t-Slugain. August 2014. It takes a bit of a circuitous route down to a ford across the river. Get it on your "to-do" list! Beinn a' Bhuird has an elongated plateau orientated N to S with two tops of similar altitude 2.7km apart. A unique two-day overnight trek summiting the remote Munro’s of Ben Avon and Beinn a’ Bhuird with the opportunity to sleep in a bivy bag on a high summit. This is the summed total of all the climbing within a route and is a good indicator of the strenuousness of a route. Enter a starting point. There are a couple of small, crystal clear, Sgoran Dubh Beag camp. I biked in to the foot of the hill, which probably saved me 2 hours at least as I took around 4.5 hours to complete this route - though I did jog some of the downhill leg. Beinn a' Bhuird. Lt Col Polak had himself served with 311 Squadron and had known personally the members of the crew who perished in the Oxford on Beinn a' Bhuird. A selection of weather forecasts local to this route. Turn south, then south-west to find the old land rover track over An Diollaid and down into Glen Quoich. A glen that joins Glen Quoich near the foot of Beinn a Bhuird (pronounced like do glen) - from dark valley - Watson (1975). Leaving Keiloch near Invercauld . 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