Ben Avon

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Ben Avon is the easternmost of the high Cairngorms. This extraordinary mountain has a vast plateau stretching for miles and dotted with an amazing array of granite tors. One of these forms the summit, requiring a short scramble.

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Region: Cairngorms

Altitude: 1171 metres

Summit view: Open virtual summit

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Detailed route description and map

Ben Avon via Gleann an-Slugain

Other routes and challenges

Very fit walkers could include the ascent of Beinn a' Bhuird from the Sneck on their return, descending via Carn Fiaclach to regain the route back.

There are many other possible approaches, although all are long. Perhaps the finest is via Strath Avon from Tomintoul. A stalkers' path leads up from near the Linn of Avon and enables many wonderful granite tors to be visited en route to the summit.

Walker-friendly accommodation in the area

Braemar Hotels

Braemar B&B

Braemar cottages

Cairngorms hostels


Users' walk reports for Ben Avon

There are 1239 Walkhighlanders who have climbed Ben Avon . They have contributed 41 public walk reports including this summit.. These are ordered below with the most popular ones first. The rightmost column shows how many summits were included in their report, which may help you to find the most relevant reports.

Title AuthorDate walked LikesHills
  25/07/2011  13 M7
  08/09/2012  12 M1
  13/09/2014  9 M10
  10/08/2012  7 M2
  04/10/2014  5 M2
  28/04/2012  5 M2
  17/08/2014  4 M2
  08/08/2014  4 M2
  01/06/2014  4 M2
  05/01/2013  4 M2
  20/09/2012  4 M2
  27/05/2012  4 M1
  27/07/2013  3 M2
  01/03/2013  3 M1
  26/07/2014  2 M4
  31/03/2013  2 M8
  14/05/2012  2 M2
  04/03/2012  2 M4
  19/08/2011  2 M1
  26/06/2011  2 M2
  25/06/2014  1 M2
  14/09/2013  1 M2
  29/07/2013  1 M2
  26/09/2011  1 M1
  30/07/2011  1 M4
  25/07/2010  1 M2
  12/09/2014  0 M1
  16/08/2014  0 M2
  01/05/2014  0 M1
  21/10/2013  0 M2
  21/07/2013  0 M12
  13/07/2013  0 M1
  15/09/2012  0 M2
  30/10/2011  0 M1
  24/09/2011  0 M1
  01/08/2011  0 M2
  30/07/2011  0 M1
  14/08/2010  0 M2
  11/07/2010  0 M1
  08/05/2010  0 M2
  30/08/2009  0 M2

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