Bynack More from Glenmore Lodge

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Bynack More is the north-eastern outpost of the Cairngorms. Although only 4km from Cairn Gorm, it is isolated from the rest of the range by the deep valley of Strath Nethy to the west and Loch Avon and Glen Avon to the south. The Lairig an Laoigh is a high-level route cutting through the Cairngorms from Ryvoan in the north and passing close to Bynack More en route to Derry Lodge in the south. From Glenmore Lodge a vehicle track leads through the Pass of Ryvoan and along the Lairig an Laoigh as far as Bynack Stables, where a footbridge provides an easy crossing of the River Nethy. Across the bridge the Lairig an Laoigh provides a well-worn footpath to the plateau, from where another path climbs the final 2km up the steep ridge to Bynack More. From the summit the route detours south for 500 metres to explore the granite tors at Barns of Bynack before turning back north-west to climb Bynack Beg. A steep descent over grass and heather leads to Strath Nethy and a 2.5km walk along the flat, but boggy in places, valley leads back to Bynack Stables, from where the outward route is followed back to Glenmore Lodge.

Alternative Return Route:
this involves leaving a second car at the ski centre car park on Cairn Gorm. After visiting the tors at Barns of Bynack head south-west over A' Choinneach (this used to be a Munro but was demoted) and descend to The Saddle at the head of Strath Nethy and overlooking the beautiful Loch Avon. From The Saddle follow Walkingworld route 4491 from Waymark 16 north-west over the slopes of Cairn Gorm to the Ptarmigan Restaurant and down the ridge to the ski car park.

Scotland - Highlands and Islands - Highland - Cairngorms

Features

Cafe, Gift Shop, Great Views, Lake/Loch, Moor, Mountains, Munro, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland

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11.8 Miles