Bynack Lodge to Glen Feshie

The second part of the three-day backpack through the Cairngorms leads from remote Bynack Lodge, fording several rivers before following the Geldie and finally on down beautiful Glen Feshie. There is no road access to either to start or end of this stage. Walkers tackling this section need to be completely self-sufficient including carrying a tent and all food as there are no facilities along the way. NOTE: Ruigh Aiteachain bothy closed for refurbishment until early winter 2016.


Hill paths (boggy in places) and tracks throughout. There are three potentially difficult river crossings - usually these require a paddle, but in spate conditions can become impassable, particularly the crossing of the River Geldie.

Public Transport

There is no road access to any point of this route; it is the middle section of a 3 day self-sufficient backpack.


Bynack Lodge (ruins). Map and 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 Essentials page for basic information on the skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.

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