Ben Avon via Gleann an-Slugain

Hear pronunciation Press to hear pronunciation

Ben Avon is the easternmost of the High Cairngorms and its vast high level plateau sprawls over an area large enough for an entire hill range in the West Highlands. Its outstanding feature is the array of remarkable granite tors all over the plateau. This walk gives the shortest ascent, using the old right of way up Gleann an t-Slugain.


Good paths for most of the route; very exposed on the plateau with difficult navigation if cloud is down.

Public Transport

None to start.


Car park at Keiloch (charge). Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

Deer Stalking information

Land southeast of ridge from Beinn a'Bhuird North Top-Ben Avon-Loch Builg, including approaches via Gleann an t-Slugain and the upper Gairn: Invercauld. Stalking between early Aug and 20 Oct. No stalking on Sundays. If further information is needed, please e-mail or phone 01339 741224.

Users' reports

As well as reading our description of each walking route, you can read about the experiences of others users on this walk and others.
There are 38 user reports for this walk - click to read them.

Write your own report - there's £150 to win from Cotswold Outdoor each month
Add this walk to your wishlist.

  • Currently 3.10/520

User Rating
Log in to vote
Grade (key)

bog factorbog factor
Bog Factor (key)