Tolmount and Tom Buidhe via Loch Callater

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Tolmount and Tom Buidhe are two of the least distinguished Munros, Tom Buidhe in particular being a rounded hummock in the centre of a vast rolling plateau. The approach via Loch Callater is long but probably the most scenic approach, with Tolmount from this direction at least having a conical shape and some craggy corrie scenery.


Good tracks for the approach and descent. Sections of the path above Loch Callater are very boggy. The two Munros and return route follow a pathless, exposed plateau, where navigation can be difficult.

Public Transport

No public transport; walk begins three kilometres south of Braemar.


Parking area at Auchallater (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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