Ben Avon via Gleann an-Slugain

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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.

Terrain

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

Public Transport

None to start.

Start

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

Hillwalking in Winter

Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. All route descriptions and difficulties given here are for summer conditions. See our Winter Skills page for basic information on the essential skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.

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