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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.
Altitude: 1171 metres
Detailed route description and map
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.