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Ben Avon

Ben Avon, Ballater AB35 5TS, UK

Hill Walking

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Ben Avon


Ben Avon, also known as Leabaidh an Daimh Bhuidhe, is a mountain in the Highlands of Scotland. It is situated in the Cairngorms National Park and has an elevation of 1,171 metres.

Summiting Ben Avon is a strenuous task, with the shortest ascent via Gleann an-Slugain covering 33.5 kilometres and the summit plateau's sheer, unforgiving size. On this route, the paths are mostly visible and clear but the summit plateau is very exposed so due care should be taken. For this start of this walk, there is parking at Keiloch available for a charge.

Although this is a long walk, it is varied and interesting, with beautiful surrounding scenery.

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.