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Beinn a' Bhùird

Beinn a' Bhùird, Ballater AB35 5XR, UK

Hill Walking

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Beinn a' Bhùird


Beinn a' Bhùird is a mountain in the Highlands of Scotland. It is situated in the Cairngorms Mountain Range and is the eleventh-highest mountain in the UK with an elevation of 1,196 metres.

There is no "short" route to summit this mountain, with even the most direct routes covering serious distance. This walk is 28 kilometres of good tracks, but there is a challenging river crossing and a summit plateau that can be difficult to navigate without a map and compass. Start at the Linn of Quoich car park, where the shortest approach goes up Glen Quoich itself.

Although this is a long and challenging walk, the views throughout are very impressive and worth the effort.

Before you go

  • This is a wild and remote place so make sure you are fully prepared for your visit.

    This means wearing the appropriate clothing and footwear for the the conditions, having a compass, map of the area and the knowledge to use these.

    You should also take some food, plenty of water, a first aid kit with an emergency whistle, a head torch and a mobile phone. You should also have spare warm and waterproof clothing with you and a survival bag should you need to await rescue for an emergency situation on the mountain.

    Always tell someone details of your route and give an indication of the time you should be expected back.