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Name:Ben Newe
Hill number:1500
Height:565m / 1854ft
RHB Section:21A: Tomintoul to Banff
County/UA:Aberdeenshire (UA)
Catchment:Don (Aberdeen)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Dodd (500-599m), Highland Five, Yeaman
Grid ref:NJ 38175 14301
Summit feature:rock about 3m W of trig point
Col:385m  NJ371146  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 37
(1:25k) OL59W OL62W 405W 420W
Survey:obvious summit
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 168 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Followed the yellow path like most, but where it headed back into the forest about 500m shy of Ben Newe summit we just carried straight on alongside the forest edge.summitter23/02/2020
From forest car park, well-signed blue-marked track to summit with good views. Slight short cut on lower half of way down.willyross07/02/2020
Great top this one. Grey and misty views but still was quite impressive. Would really like to come back here on a fine day.Alex C26/12/2019
From dam car park to west. Blue trail markers to top. Took bike track back to CP very quick.garyhoney05/08/2019
BEWARE the yellow route - take a map and a means of orientation. Started from the Downingford CP at NJ396140 and followed the yellow waymarkers until I found myself going downhill, away from the hill. Resorted to intuition and went straight up, relocating the yellow route - followed this N to the fence then, half way up, followed it L, into forest - mistake - at the high point had to fight up extraction lanes and tree bash until came upon top track which descended in both directions - no sign of any blue posts so had to fight up through tough vegetation to the top. Problems solved in reverse - the fifth yellow waymarker, in ascent, points the wrong way - it sends you R at a fork, when the true route is the L fork (at orienteering marker post 28). If and when you reach the fence, DO NOT follow the yellow markers L into the trees half way up, but continue up the fence line track which takes you easily to the top track - about 100m SW along this is a blue arrow pointing to a good path to Isbjorn28/05/2019
From forestry car park near dam to SW then on towards Tom na Gabhar & Ladylea Hill.Smudge25/12/2018
Bit of a damp cold day, with no views to speak of. Through the forestry tracks from parking to the west.mcbboyd12/08/2018
10 mile run/walk loop of Ladylea, Clashenteple, Ben Newe. Back on the roads.nix_snilloc14/07/2018
Severe felling near summit. From car park, follow track N, optionally cut corner up path after 100 m, cross forest road and continue on path to right of fence. Rejoin road and follow new blue arrows on green posts to avoid felled area - arrows will take you to a path next to the N fence to summit.henryfm20/05/2018
Recorded route and write-up at:
Yellow route to forest edge, then fenceline to summit.PGCE19/02/2018
Here for the trigpoint. Intended to started from CP (N57° 12.741' W3° 00.083'). However track up was a very slippery slope so we had to park on the verge near the road and hope the car managed to stay on the grass and not slip down onto the road whilst we headed up the hill. This would have been a very easy track in different conditions but today it was very icy and snowy. At N57° 12.795' W3° 01.096' we took a track to the right which then started to descend, so we decided to head up through the trees (which I found hard going!) to N57° 12.886' W3° 01.303' where we ended up on a track, we then found a route up through the trees to the trigpoint which was very steep and had a lot of snow to negotiate, tough going. Very windy at the trigpoint so didn't hang about to admire the views. Found the path back which ended up at N57° 12.780' W3° 01.466' which probably would have been a better route up. Still had to take a man path to get back onto the original track.thejackrustles17/12/2017
From P at NJ395139. Yellow route, then forest edge and small path leading to summit from grassy track at NJ383141.summitsup01/10/2017
From the Dunanford car park, following the famed yellow route. This seems to follow unmapped paths, but stick with it, and it will take you to the fence running up from Glenbuchat castle. Where the yellow route heads left away from the fence, keep going up along the fence on a path/overgrown track, which is marked on the map. Keep following it when it flattens out, and contours below the summit. When you see a blue route marker, you will see a good path on the right, heading up through the trees to the summit. Splendid views, and a lovely summit, complete with a wooden bench. Before finding this lovely easy way, I played at Oozlum birds on the yellow route, and then did an off piste thrash through the trees to the summit. Not recommended.Gill08/09/2017
Bagging the trig.BigJ15/08/2017
From car park to the east. Follow yellow markers to near the top then head up little path from NJ 38233 14045 to the top.Lionel Bidwell15/08/2017
5 of 5: From A97 Ben Newe CP. 396139ChrisR13/03/2017
Weather fair.MountainMac15/11/2016
With Mora,BLACKHILL04/07/2016
Parked at the forest car park at NJ395139. Ascended via yellow route to saddle between Beinn Newe and Meall Beag followed by a rising traverse through Scots Pines to pick up a path to the summit. Returned via similar route to saddle and continued around the yellow route back to car park.raffemeister23/06/2016
Busy day, 4th summit after Meikle and Little Conval, Cairn Diamh... Evening sunshine and fine sunsetN.Morters31/03/2016
Parked at 395139 in the public car park. If you follow the green/yellow trail and then head north to the edge of the forest it is a straightforward walk uphill heading west. A faint trail leads to the trig point. Solo.bolton09/02/2016
From CP to East. Up the tracks to high point - 75 yds past last big spruce and through a more open area at @425m faint trail leads all way to top, inc through deep heather! Impressive for such a hill. With Jenxnordicstar22/10/2015
Good views of Glenbuchat Castle. Some good peaks in this area. Company: Soloiandesbottes21/05/2015
car park was blocked from falling tree, so went up from house at side of tom breac to fence then through woods to the top.robertphillips06/12/2014
From a muddy car park at 374137. Up by shortest route on marked trails. A nice pointed summit with tree cover all the way up its SW face. Half way down same way then an unmarked short cut.Topographer5705/10/2014
From Kirkton of Glenbuchat. Straight up and down.AndrewFinnimore22/09/2014
from little layby at E edge of forest. There is a very churned up forest road just inside the forest after about 400 m which you follow until you are near the top, then just thrash up. Nice pointy hill. Dead sheep on way downThearlaichdubh08/05/2014
Solo trip, from car park/picnic area on E sideInvicta1418/04/2014
With IS.amswanston27/05/2012
With AS. Part Carried. With IS. iks27/05/2012
Rain and high cloud, calm, warm, good views.iangalbraith23/06/2011
Walked up from woodland car park through the forest until reaching the top which has great views to the Northtorkm02/04/2008
Solo. From the road went east over a minor bump, Tom Breac, then more steeply uphill through open woodland to reach the summit of Ben Newe. There is a small rocky tor, a trig point and wooden seats at the top. I saw a path I had not known about descending on a more southerly course than my ascent, so I followed it - there are a few waymarks. It is partly on forest tracks. The weather was really nice - blue skies but a little cold.pwbellarby16/02/2008
Parked at the woodland carpark. went to the northerly edge of the wood then followed it up to just below the summit then up the path at the steps.SJ26/06/2007
Revisit. surprisingly good rocky summit, caledon forest W slope, NB waymarked trail to summit from S & (apparently) E. In cloud at 2nd visit. #6 of 24 Marilyns in 24h with Brent Lynam in the driving seatRHW24/02/2007
up on a geocache hunt - rainingthehaggishunter00/07/2006
Afternoon ascent from road to the west after orienteering event on Deeside.JohnW06/08/2005
Parked in layby on A 97. Over wooden fence, across steam to wire fence to sheep field and green path by forest edge uphill to corner and forest track to end of forest. 150m over very rough heather and strong juniper trees. Rickety wooden seat. 15.25. Saw pair of cuckoos on descent.arranc17/06/2004
With Easton.MickyRoss28/09/2003
Nice, cropped trail from the car park on the main road to E.Eddie27/04/2002
Date is first visit. Notes from later...fine little rocky hill, caledon forest W slope, NB waymarked trail to summit from S & W. from gate to W, 371142, past barn, follow fence & ride, join waymarked path to summit RHW18/03/2000
dave g14/03/2019