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Beinn a' Bhuird


Quick Facts
This is the height of the mountain above sea level. However, on the climb, it is the ascent that matters, i.e. the sum of all the uphill parts of the route.
1197 m (3927 ft)

This is the standard notation used on Ordnance Survey Landranger maps.

Each reference consists of two letters identifying a 100,000 metre square block then three digits defining the Easting and finally the three digits defining the Northing with reference to the South West corner of the block.

NN166712 is the grid reference for the summit of Ben Nevis. Where you are given the map number ( For Ben Nevis = 41) it is acceptable to omit the two initial letters e.g. 166712. (Instructions on how to read the references are given on the OS maps).

Grid Ref.
An indication of this mountains height rank within its class. Where two mountains share the same height they are ordered alphabetically.
11 of 282 Munros
The number of ascent routes currently available on Munromagic.
Mountain names are usually in Gaelic, the native language of the Scottish Highlands, or have been derived from the old Scots and Norse languages. We give the most commonly accepted meaning, but accept that some of these are disputed.
Table hill

The UK is covered by 204 Ordnance Survey Landranger 1:50,000 scale maps. Maps numbered 1 to 86 cover Scotland but for the highest mountains (Munros) only 23 maps are required. The name given roughly describes the area covered by the map.

OS Landranger Maps Required
  36   Grantown & Aviemore, Cairngorm Mountains
  43   Braemar & Blair Atholl

A description of the characteristics of the mountain including any hazards of which you should be aware.

Beinn a' Bhuird has an elongated plateau orientated N to S with two tops of similar altitude 2.7km apart. The N top is the summit.

From Derry Cairngorm in the W the massive bulk of Beinn a' Bhuird dominates the skyline and its slopes appear moderate (in fact a vehicle track leads to the summit plateau). This view, however hides the true nature of Beinn a' Bhuird, as to the E of the summit plateau are the cliffs and crags of great corries.

Hazards you may encounter on Beinn a' Bhuird include
 High Plateau, summit may be difficult to locate.
 Crags on or near ascent routes.
 Crags near summit.
General Considerations
 Temperature decreases by 1degree C for every 100m of ascent.
 Wind usually increases with altitude.
 Visibility can change markedly with cloud level.
 River/Stream levels can increase markedly in one day.
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Cairngorms * Monadhliath
by MWIS (PDF format)
East Highlands
by Met Office
Beinn Mheadhoin
by Metcheck
Beinn a' Bhuird Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Beinn a' Bhuird.

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 Routes that include Beinn a' Bhuird
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1460 m 34.67 km 9.5 hrs Beinn a' Bhuird  A long route on moderately steep slopes leading to a high level plateau walk. There are deep corries to the east of the summit plateau, therefore, careful navigation required particularly in poor visibility.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Beinn a' Bhuird

 Baggers Gallery for Beinn a' Bhuird

Beinn a' Bhuird (North Top) Aug'14

© Mike Blake

Image by Mike Blake

Andrew law 13/7/14

© Andrew Law

Image by Andrew Law

My self and fernie on number 212 :-) Aug 6th 2011.

© Colin Fridge

Image by Colin Fridge

Into single figures left in the Munros..beinn a Bhuird 27th july 2010

© Dougie Mccoll

Image by Dougie Mccoll
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Post a few words about Beinn a' Bhuird or read what others have had to say.

Alex Bryce
wrote on
January 4, 2009
Climbed, like Ben Avon, via an excellent bus service from Aberdeen. The first service of the morning gets you to the Old Brig at 10am, then depending on how long you want to take, you can flag down a bus from Braemar from the same spot on the road (the private entrance to Invercauld is good) at 5, 6, 8 and 9 in the evening. And thats winter service as well, might be better in the summer.
Michael Stephens
wrote on
September 20, 2008
A fairly easy walk, managed in 7 hours cycling into the ruin. Note the Keiloch car park now costs £2.50
Peter Lang
wrote on
July 9, 2007
Invercauld estate now provided car park and toilets at Keiloch - costs £2 and proceeds spent on upkeep - evidence of work around Quoich water crossing - no bridge so prepare for wet feet - 1hr cycle from Keiloch to Slugain ruin on good track. superb ground conditions for walking in this area - easy to add Ben Avon tor to this trip.
Gregor Helm
wrote on
May 25, 2007
Instead of leaving bikes at the Gleann an t-Slugain ruin, why not take them as far as gr113989. A well constructed path with drainage ditches will take you there with ease! The only rough section is past the ruin for 100m or so.
Steven Lam
wrote on
May 12, 2007
Bike up Glen Quoich from the Mar lodge until the path turns to single track. Leave the bike here and hike to the top. You can bag this in 6 hours or less.

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