Beinn a' Bhuird from Linn of Quoich

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This walk climbs to the eleventh highest Munro but the ascent is spread over a very long way and there are no seriously steep ascents. There are good tracks and paths almost all of the way, only the summit plateau has a fragmented path. The first 7km is on a vehicle track but the beautiful open pinewoods of the Glen Quoich more than compensate for this. After 6km there is a river to cross; when the water level is low crossing is relatively easy using stepping-stones or wading across, but in spate do not attempt to cross. The long climb starts at 7km and a good path constructed by NTS to replace a bulldozed scar gains 640 metres over 5km to reach the almost flat summit plateau. In clear weather an easy walk leads 1.5km to the summit cairn; in poor visibility careful navigation is required, as the path fragments and there are 200m drops into the corries. The summit is featureless but the views are spectacular. The return route retraces the outward route with the option to detour for the final 2km to visit the waterfalls and punchbowl at Linn of Quoich.

Scotland - Northeast Scotland - Aberdeenshire - Cairngorms

Features

Birds, Great Views, Mountains, Munro, National Trust, River, Waterfall, Wildlife, Woodland

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23.6 Miles