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Name:Ben Avon - Leabaidh an Daimh Bhuidhe
Hill number:536
Height:1171m / 3842ft
RHB Section:08B: Cairngorms
County/UA:Aberdeenshire (UA), Moray (UA)
Catchment:Dee (Aberdeen), Catchment Boundaries, Spey
Watershed:Mull of Kintyre to Rattray Head, Aberdeen Bay
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Munro, Murdo,
Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,M,Mur,Y)
Grid ref:NJ 13195 01836
Summit feature:rock tower
Drop:197m
Col:974m  NJ118010  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 36
(1:25k) OL58S 404S
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 475 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Ben Avon and Beinn a Bhuird from Keiloch. Very windy and cloud above 800mHuwel24/07/2019
Bike from Keiloch to NJ179009. The mapped bridge is no longer there. River not too deep though. Then an unmapped LR track straight up over Carn Drochaid.Pete R19/07/2019
Third time up here. Came up from West Meur Gorm Craig this time. Had a good chat to 2 guys I met on the summit tors. Nice familiar simple scrambling.Dangerous Dave29/06/2019
From Keiloch, MTB to end of track up Gleann an t-Slugain for a round of Beinn a' Bhuird ST, NT, Stob an t'Sluichd, Cnap a' Chleirich, Ben Avon and top, Carn Eas and Creag an Dail Mhor.rhalstead18/06/2019
Perfect hill daywullclark11/08/2018
Wild camped south of Braemar (campsite full). Cycled in to Slugain Lodge ruins. Walked on with maggie,norman and elspeth. Explored fantastic tor summit in fierce winds - huge stacks of granite slabs.dave neilson01/08/2018
Cycle in after camp with Elspeth Norman and Davemn2301/08/2018
Solo. Camped here overnight after going out and back to Stob Bac an Fhurain. Dense cloud, wind and rain.Dangerous Dave20/09/2017
SoloUisdean2512/08/2017
with dave houstonroddycun06/08/2017
From Keiloch by bike along Gleann an t-Slugain, leaving bike ca 1km short of Slugain Lodge. Took paths to Sneck, then up over 1138m point to Leabaidh an Daimh Bhuidhe (scrambled up two highest parts of tor), continued across plateau to West Meur Corm Craig, then East Meur Gorm Craig, returned over main ridge, past LDB and on t Carn Eas, and then Creag an Dail Mhor, descending E of Carn Eag Dhubh to the track to the S, followed that W to reach the Sneck path, then returned to Keilochkdbennett15/06/2017
Cycled from Kelloch to some way short of Slugain Lodge. Then a delightful stroll via The Sneck. Excellent day for walking.dal14/06/2017
With GeraldineChris Blake18/05/2017
Weather fair.MountainMac08/04/2017
Did this hill 2nd of the two. Biggest cairn (Tor) we have ever seen. Lovely day and lots of people in the hills.akmilne18/06/2016
Climbed with Andy. Great weather and a very busy hill!FCMark18/06/2016
TGOiansm20/05/2016
Cycled up Gleann an Slugain from the walkers car park at Keilock. Walked up to the sneck and then on to the tor and a short scramble. Clear blue Sky with plenty of snow on the plateau. Magnificent views of corries on Beinn a Bhuird. Returned to the sneck.mindlessflogger22/03/2016
Autumn heatwave! From Invercauld via Beinn a'Bhuird.Roblex30/09/2015
Climbed from Inverauld House Car Park, climbed via South side of Beinn A Bhuird, round to the North Top, down to the Sneck, then up and back to Leabaidh an Daimh Bhuidhe, before returning to Invercauld via Slogain.gandrew16/08/2015
From Kelloch. With Gavin.MorecambeMonkey27/06/2015
With Beinn aBhuirdmunromurph10/06/2015
Second Munro of the day, now back tot he bike at Slugain.Play2End27/08/2014
Round of Leabaidh an Diamh Bhuidhe, Beinn a'Bhuird, Beinn a'Chaorainn and Beinn Bhreac from Linn of Quoich. 36km, +/-1500m, 10 hours 30. Mount Keen in the evening. Day 43 of 59 for all Munros.PGCE22/07/2014
5 of 8: From Stob Bac an Fhurain.ChrisR21/06/2014
As part of round of deleted tops previously missed. Camped to southdickscroop28/08/2013
MTB to the bottom of the Sneck path. Climbed both tors as not sure which was higher. Furthest tor was quite hard climb. Middle tor was easy.Jhimmy20/08/2013
2nd of 2. Easy enough meander from Bhuird, then a clamber on top of the tor. Off via Carn Eas and back to my bike. Long push out with the puncture :l 38.2km, 1430m, 10hr15.bowzi02/09/2012
PENULT MUNRO ACCMP BY SUEFrank24/07/2012
Second visit. This time from Inchory (cycled from Tomintoul- good surface) then careful map reading to get on Clach Ban and then a glorious wander over Munro Tops and arctic plateau. A must. Fine, then rain from 1700 for the cycle back.pwheeler26/06/2012
An epic near round trip from Keiloch on one of the warmer days of the summer, albeit with a good amount of snow still lingering higher up. A good scramble up the tor to reach the top. Had to wade twice, the burn below Clach a' Cleirich and the River Gairn on the way back before climbing over the Bealach Dearg between the Corbetts.Windy Corner26/05/2012
Long day with Dave Howard. Cycled from Invercauld to Slugain Lodge then walked to Sneck Ben Avon then Beinn a Bhuird. Snow on plateaus and gale force winds. Tops clear. Fantastic views.alexmaclennan15/05/2012
Long day. Cycle/Ben Avon/Beinn a Bhuird. Snow on top.tsharp09/04/2012
Keiloch - Gleann an t-Slugain - Carn Eas - Ben Avon - Carn Eas - Creag an Dail Mhor - Gleann an t-Slugain - Keilochdavidpettit8406/04/2012
With Colin on a very windy day. Wasn't certain which was the highest bit of the tor in the mist, so we scrambled up to the top of the three highest looking sections to be certain. Dropped down to camp around 1km south of The Sneck.alistairpooler22/10/2011
beinn a bhuird and ben avon cycled to end of track at quoich water.robertphillips22/05/2011
fantastic trip! 3days 2nights walked to macduijennygraham29/04/2011
Nev Crostonhutonthehill23/04/2011
Summit tor covered in icicles but rock not verglassed. Very dodgy solo ascent in windy conditions. Must be barmy!!chriswatson25/09/2010
Climb with Jon and Pete while at DURC AD in Braemar. Excellent weather / clear vis. Still fair bit of snow on tops.amcculloch15/05/2010
Did on DURC Braemar AD with Allan and Pete Scott with cycle in from Linn of Quoich. Did with Beinn a'Bhuird.jonbowyer15/05/2010
DURC Annual Dinnerelectricfox15/05/2010
Very wet and very windyBob6721/10/2009
Managed to scramble onto the top. Little castles everywhere. Descended to a stream and washed my feet as a long day. Company: Soloiandesbottes08/10/2009
By Self Didnt scramble the final tor as very wet and slippy. Also windy and no one else around. Will return in clearer weather one dayalanm19/09/2009
169th - Solo - from Braemar through Invercauld Estate crossing Quoich Water, dry and clear but generally cool and overcast, monster walk 48km in 12hr 5min.RGibbs27/08/2009
Ascent with Rob cycles to Slugain Lodge leaving bikes and walking up sneck and across to lumpy top beautiful sunny weather a bit of bouldering on summit, long walk after across to Beinn A'Bhuird North Topdavid.walker4002/05/2009
Amazing winter day out with proper navigation practice on top!jvrussell822/11/2008
Secound visit to Ben Avon, to complete the tops and Beinn A Bhuird. Cycled in on evening before from Invercauld. walked 33.5 km, climbed 1520m in 11 hours before returning.JamesSDonald23/09/2008
Long but rewarding, followed with Ben a'BhuideJR25/05/2008