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Name:Ord Ban
Hill number:609
Height:428m / 1404ft
RHB Section:08A: Cairngorms
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (400-499m), Yeaman
Grid ref:NH 89171 08520
Summit feature:rock 1m W of trig point
Col:262m  NH885075  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 35 36
(1:25k) OL57N 403N
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 270 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From car park, over very tall stile in corner of field behind the building and followed the path all the way up.Alancache12/08/2019
From car park, easy walk, good views.iangalbraith03/07/2019
Suggest you come in the evening if you wish to avoid car park fees. This evening was glorious. The cool of the woodland path was in stark contrast to the hottest day of the year (so far) outside of the leaf canopy. Fabulous summit views in every direction.summitter28/06/2019
From estate car park £1.50 per person. Went over stile behind toilet no track from there. On way down followed track which came out by locked gate with stile at north end of car park.rogreeves19/04/2019
Started from N end of Loch an Eilein CP, at a vertical style, next to a gate, behind a hut. Pretty good zig-zag path to summit. Summit rock is a boulder perched on smaller rocks. Views are excellent - among the best.ger29/12/2018
With Luna, Rosaidh stayed in car for this one. Nice trig, nice view, loads of ticks though, took over 30 off the dogBigNick04/08/2018
#645 From Loch an Eilein car park, didn't waste 20 mins, took step stile behind the PCs and straight up through the bracken! Descended a fine path which took me to the gate at the north end of the Car Park.tim74715/06/2018
From Loch an Eilein car park, took us 20 minutes to locate path (would a sign to the hill hurt?) but once we did it was a fairly quick route on improving path to summit, very windy today remnants of Storm Hector, I would think you would not have been able to stand on the high Cairngorms.DanTrig14/06/2018
Great wee hill. Lovely winding path up, with challenging stile over deer fence at start. Well worth £1.50.ngthack07/06/2018
Very pleasant wee hill to climb on arrival in Aviemore early evening.Alex C07/06/2018
Solo. Same description as trimarc2. Great views and beautiful woodland. Not a hill to do on a bad weather day.Dangerous Dave05/06/2018
Over stile South of car park, turn right and up zigzag path found from middle of open areatrimarc210/05/2018
Nice short wander from the Loch an Eilein car park. On own.MorecambeMonkey04/05/2018
Over gate to north of car park, turn left and easily up zig-zags.Lionel Bidwell14/04/2018
Detour to break up the long slog back down the A9. Hard climb in deep snow but worth it for the views.Craigieboy4411/04/2018
Running, with circuit of Loch an Eilean. Cold, no snow. Maya waiting in car. Rounsfell02/04/2018
Storm came through in the morning so this was an afternoon bag, higher summits being impossibly windy and snowy. With Andrew K, Peter J, Andrew M. Police Accident signs at the B970 junction with the minor road to Loch an Eilein, so parked there, adding a mile walk each way. No sign of any accident. Crossed the deer fence behind the building at the north of the car park, followed the zig zags. Good views at the top, albeit cloud level about 700m covered most of the hills. Lovely hill.Owen B14/02/2018
From CP on Rothiemurchus Estate to E - £1.50 all day parking. With Steve Smith and Steve Lewis, en-route from Newtonmore to Kinlochewe.jonglew03/02/2018
Picked up on route from Newtonmore to Kinlochewe with Jon Glew and Steve Lewis. Total distance walked 1.15 miles with 179m of ascent. Parked in Rothiemurchus paid (£1.50) paid car park. Followed path north after climbing over gate then sharp left turn up steep wooded ground approaching summit from west. Descended of summit along ascent route and found a slightly less steep but still wooded descent further south direct to gate and car park.SteveSmith03/02/2018
TD & C with a circuit if Loch am Eilein.This Dog28/01/2018
From the forestry depot on the Inverdruie-Inshriach road. Two fences to negotiate before reaching the heathery path to a lovely summit.Nick Down129/07/2017
Solo trip. The stile behind the bothy (not the one behind the loos) gives best access to the zigzag pony track up through the woods.Invicta1402/06/2017
With Mora. From Loch an Eilein car park.BLACKHILL21/04/2017
From Loch an Eilein CP. With Sam.ChrisR02/01/2017
A great walk for Nigel's 800th Marilyn. This is a very good small hill, with amazing views.Gill30/12/2016
Nigel Morters 800th M, following Gill Stephen's 600th on Geal Charn Mor. Joined by Alan D, w Jenx and John Gilbert. Blustery on top, followed the route up anticlockwise. Dry with great views 360 degrees.nordicstar30/12/2016
Marilyn 800...following Gills 600M earlier in the day. Along for the ride Rick, Jen, John, Gill and Alan D. From car park and northern ridge. Summit rock provided entertaining balance.N.Morters30/12/2016
Very enjoyable hill. Nigel's 800th.jenx30/12/2016
From the car park at Loch an Eilein.Peterb28/10/2016
Straightforward ascent by small windy path from N end or car park. Descent SW (as in Cicerone Cairngoms guide) absolutely horrible - avoid.milimana01/09/2016
Included with a short walk around Loch an Eilein before the long drive home.Geoff Briggs31/07/2016
Short climb from Loch an Eilein car park.wozzat24/06/2016
Luckily no one was collecting the £1.50 per person parking charge when we arrived at the tourist trap of Loch an Eilean. Climbed over the locked gate at the norhern end of the parking area (behind a building) and then doubled back to the unused but pleasant zig zag path to the top. Not a very friendly place for tight hill baggers but great views of the snow storms sweeping over the Cairngorm's made it worthwhile.mindlessflogger22/12/2015
Weather fair with snow on ground.MountainMac11/12/2015
Best day ofi the week - sunshine and almost no rain! Smashing little hill and braw view all roundRocksRock25/09/2015
Super views, path ascends slope above car-park, beyond the deer fence.neimcv10/09/2015
Up the track from the north end of the car park. With the whole family and the Strachans.eks14/08/2015
Up the track from the north end of the car park. With the whole family and the Strachans.iks14/08/2015
Over deer fence to N of Loch an Eilein car park to pick up the line of an old trackway. Route and write-up at:
A geocache, a trig Pillar a YOSM what more of an excuse did I need to have a wander up here the bonus was it had also stopped rainingLizzieG03/05/2015
with renee from the carpark up the north side.robertphillips13/03/2015
climbed up from car park in deep snow lovely views of the topNozzer22/01/2015
Along with Nozzer, climbing up from the car park through deep snow. The deer had been scrapping the snow away to find food and we watched a tree creeper foraging for insects up a silver birch trunk. The top was blasted by an arctic wind but the views were spectacular.BigJ22/01/2015
Got done by the mean car park seller, so it sullied my experience of this hill. Also, it rained.Play2End16/11/2014
Here for the trigpoint. TP:UK log: Only said 500m from the carpark so how hard could it be! Had to scale a 6ft gate and then slog up the hill, found the path on the way down! Would have a great view I'm sure but it was thick cloud for us today!thejackrustles26/10/2014
Loch an Eilein car park (£1.50) Climbed ladder stile over deer fence behind bothy at N. end of car park (Gate padlocked) S. along deer fence for about 20m and then took faint path which zigzags up through woods to SE ridge Along SE ridge to summit. (S)gerrybowes17/10/2014
Up through trees from West LodgeAndrewFinnimore27/02/2014
Solo, quick run up in the twilight. Missed the path on the way up but just about followed it down to the north end of the car park.amswanston13/07/2013