Beinn a Bhuird
Key information: Beinn a Bhuird
Beinn a Bhuird is a fine mountain with classic Cairngorm scenery, including some of the area’s finest cliffs
- Walkopedia rating85
- Natural interest16
- Human interest6
- Negative points0
- Total rating85
- Length: 29 km/ approaching 10 hours
- Maximum Altitude: 1,197m
- Level of Difficulty: Strenuous
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Beinn a Bhuird lies between Deeside and the upper river Avon, before it turns north to Tomintoul. It is classic Cairngorms in a way, a plateau-summit with a steady, grassy climb from the west and some of the area’s finest cliffs in a great horseshoe of sub-cirques to the east. And it is remote, even by Cairngorm standards. It is approachable in long day-walks from several directions, but the usual route is up Glen Quoich from Deeside, above Braemar. There are two more options, including a scramble in the heart of the magnificent cliffs to/from the Dubh Lochan tarn.
This is demanding walking in remote mountains with uncertain weather. Come fully prepared.
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