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Beinn Mheadhoin

Beinn Mheadhoin, Ballater AB35 5YJ, UK

Hill Walking

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Beinn Mheadhoin


Beinn Mheadhoin is a mountain in the Highlands of Scotland. It is situated in the heart of the Cairngorm Mountains and has an elevation of 1,182 metres.

This is a challenging and remote walk, so experience is necessary, especially in the winter months. There is some serious ascent and descent before Beinn Mheadhoin is even reached, including an almost full climb of Cairn Gorm on the way there and back. There is a lack of clear paths and due to the remoteness of the area, due care is to be taken at all times. The walk itself is challenging but rewarding, with some fantastic moments such as passing through the Loch Avon Basin. Park at the Cairngorm ski centre for the start of this walk.

On a clear day, the views throughout this walk are absolutely spectacular.

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.