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Name:Ord Ban
Hill number:609
Height:428m / 1404ft
RHB Section:08A: Cairngorms
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Catchment:Spey
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (400-499m)
(Ma,Hu,Tu,4)
Grid ref:NH 89171 08520
Summit feature:rock 1m W of trig point
Drop:166m
Col:262m  NH885075  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 35 36
(1:25k) OL57N 403N
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 216 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
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
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
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
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
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: http://gayleybird.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/ord-ban-carn-ealasaid-geallaig-hill-and.htmlGayle14/05/2015
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
From Loch an Eilein nature reserve car park. Access through deer fence is by gate at back of building on camp site. Took path up north side of hill, then steeply up west to summit. Descent by path down east flank of the hill. With AT.marktrengove06/07/2013
On a two and half week trip away and just a few hours before I headed out to camp on Tom Dubh. A climb up the northern grassy slopes path with fine views.vegibagger20/06/2013
Pleasant walk from Loch an Eilean.bolton21/02/2013
From Loch an Eilein CP, impossible to find or remain on path because of the snow cover. Visibility limited by cloud cover with a base of about 750m.Topographer5708/02/2013
Direct ascent from Loch an Eilein car park (expensive at £1.50 per person) after long drive north.davidpettit8427/12/2012
Climbed on route back home from Sutherland. Good VP. With DCMartin6608/09/2012
Through gate at North End of car park then path to summit. Excellent views and nobody on the hill despite hundreds milling around Loch an Eilein.garyhoney26/08/2012
We failed to find the path from the car park so had the most tortuous ascent through the undergrowth. Fantastic views from top with easy quick descent on lovely path.KevPalmer06/07/2012
W Jenx frm Loach an Eilein CP. Gate at 832083 and steep slopes to hether top. Great views, old zig zig track to N end of CP and gate at croft.nordicstar22/01/2012
Galltywenallt04/06/2010
a quick run up from the Loch an Eilein VCtorkm22/05/2010
Walked up from Loch an Eilean car park. 15 minutes or so up. Easy walk.alasdaircairns02/03/2009
CJM27/04/2008
20 minute walk from car park. Over ladder stile then follow path straight up.SJ06/04/2008
Stopping overnight in Aviemore on way to Orkney for Easter, popped out in evening to do this Marilyn.Aye Jimmy19/03/2008
From the car park. Apres orienteering (Scottish 6 Days).summitsup05/08/2007
Very user friendly - path to summit from visitor centre at Loch an Eilein.Buteobuteo21/06/2007
From Loch an Eilein CP. We had no clue about paths so walked along N shore and up least steep ground, final approach on broad SW ridge. Came across a colony of Pearl Bordered Fritillary butterflies, always a good find, 100 m below top, in very open woodland. There were paths on the heathery top so we followed one down- it led to zigzags back to the CP. Not too bad going, up, though, but NB this was May not Aug! Great viewpoint for Spey Valley.pwheeler20/05/2007