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Name:Ben Aigan
Hill number:1504
Height:471m / 1545ft
RHB Section:21A: Tomintoul to Banff
County/UA:Moray (UA)
Catchment:Spey
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (400-499m), Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,4,Y)
Grid ref:NJ 30971 48142
Summit feature:no feature 50m SSW of trig point
Drop:289m
Col:182m  NJ345422  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 28
(1:25k) 424S
Observations:trig point is at NJ 30994 48182; summit is also 15m NE of cairn at NJ 30958 48132; ground 15m E is just lower
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 169 users)ByDate of Ascent
With Mike. From South. Followed forestry track for easy ascent then back on footpath.gettingonabit12/04/2019
From Balnacoul (NJ313454), at forest gate. Forest track heads W, climbing only slightly, then a branch R offers more promise, but heads further W gaining little height; as despondency sets in it bends R and heads NE again gaining height very slowly until it levels off for a while, then it intersects a much steeper path running N-S. Followed this, gaining height more effectively, to open ground and on to the summit. Followed the N-S track all the way down to find it ended back at the forest gate, as a faint path, where it had been obscured by parked cars.Isbjorn30/12/2018
Dry and cloudy walk but easy enough to bag the summit, the trig plus the Ben Aigan Auxiliary Block.Dugswell211/06/2018
Track from Tanzietrimarc211/05/2018
Parked where the Speyside Way leaves the narrow road and goes into the forest on the east or Rothes side. Followed tracks to summit. Great views. Bagging the trig and nearby bolt.BigJ18/04/2018
Dawn run..as Gill. Followed newishforest track then old tracks to summit (more like path). Returned by old track all the way to car. Misty summit Note for those who follow the newer track takes a long zigzag. At parking look for small path heading into trees (back right) the original track take more direct route is hidden from view. You should see a wooden structure over the track, go up it leads to the turning terminus of the new track then onto summit, less track, nicer tree route.N.Morters13/04/2018
From Speyside Way. 1st of 7 today, on a lovely sunny day: Ben Aidan, Knockan, Meikle Balloch, Knock Hill, Fourman Hill, Hill of Tillymorgan, Hill of Foudland.PGCE20/02/2018
Parked at the carpark at Tanzie and then took the same route as Gill previously. Great views. I also had the company of a border collie which appeared ownerless on the summit and led me all the way back to the carpark before disappearing into a nearby farmhouse.Peterb17/02/2018
Last hill of the day, starting just before sunset, but it had to be done, I'd been seeing it from other hills all day. From the very icy car park near Tanzie. Just follow the logging road always taking the uphill branches to a large turning area, and you will see a smaller peaty path heading up through the trees. This leads out onto the hill, and continues to the top, enlivened by snow and ice all the way and even a small cornice (how exciting...). Lovely views from the top in the twilight.Gill30/12/2017
With Mora. From parking at nj333492 (no road signs) dont miss fire break at nj323488.BLACKHILL19/04/2017
From large layby on A95 (NJ 31156 45438), taking track to Dowalls, road to Balnacoul (where we could have parked, even in a large vehicle) and old grassy tracks from there. Route and write-up at: http://gayleybird.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/ben-aigan-and-knockan.htmlGayle02/03/2017
Start at forest car park GR 290483. Ben Aighan FC sign at car park. Headed NE on forest track until GR300492 when left track on path to summit. Small cairn marks start of path and is easy to miss. Good path traverses the hill and approaches summit from N side. Excellent 360 views from top.LesH26/02/2017
3 of 3: From Knock More.ChrisR20/01/2017
Weather fair.MountainMac17/11/2016
Path all the way from car park at NJ 313465. Turn west from NJ 31141 47775 and then north again.Lionel Bidwell31/10/2016
Self and dog, really nice hill with the heather in full bloom.Invicta1418/08/2016
SoloUisdean2506/08/2016
Good viewpoint, although the mist was only just above summit level.dal25/06/2016
Parked at NJ291483. Ascended via large forest road followed by not so obvious grassy smaller track starting at NJ299493. Descended via same routeraffemeister20/04/2016
From Tanzie to South. 1200th with Rickster. Fine path through the snowy forest and great summit views.jenx17/01/2016
From the good CP and track just down from Tanzie, great route up through the snow, fine views. Jenx an my 1200th Marilynnordicstar17/01/2016
Park at Forestry Commission carpark. Straightforward. Boggy on the path between FC tracks. Only pony trekkers seen. Buzzard observed 3 times in felled areas where native species starting to grow. Good views but hazy on the coast.Calgary120/10/2015
carpark south near tanzie at gate good path through woods to the top.robertphillips18/05/2015
First walk of the year due to health issues and I wanted to do this one due foot problems on the last walk up the little Ben. Walked up from Boat o Brig on a beautiful day and after going through the forest had a nice wee grunt onto the top moor , great views to the cairngorms , Ben wyvis and the Caithness hillstorkm05/04/2015
A nice clear viewpoint. The forest car park shown on the map no longer exists but the gate was unlocked and I saw no apparent objection to driving on, until I returned to find it had been locked by a contractor descending from the mast. Don't drive through lockable gates!Topographer5704/12/2014
walk from Craigellachie CraigW01/11/2014
From forest car park, passing the mast at Knock More then up to top. Descent on narrow path through trees to minor road near Balnacoul then back to car.neimcv02/09/2014
From where forest track meets minor road to the west at 145'. Easy up and down, track to summit.AndrewFinnimore05/08/2014
Good path from forestry carpark at 313464. sadly it was drizzly and overcast so I missed the excellent views towards Ben Rinnes etc. Fine little hillThearlaichdubh06/05/2014
on my bikeNozzer22/09/2013
Here for the trigpoint and geocache. Really enjoyed the walk up to the trig and bagged the geocache here too, great day out, fantastic viewsthejackrustles01/05/2013
Done on Speyside Way walk.bolton18/02/2013
Done on Speyside Way walk with Philbenji_willy18/02/2013
With ES.amswanston22/07/2012
With AS. Part carried. With ES.eks22/07/2012
An ascent with Alan Dawson and co for his last mainland marilyn :-)assynt_bob10/04/2011
Revisit. A group of us here to celebrate Alan Dawson's last mainland Marilyn. Q: how many girls can you get on a trig? A: depends on how many girls you have ... and how much champagne they have drunk ;-) A fourth lady turned up; funnily enough she just kept walking!RHW10/04/2011
Nice walk through woods from the South, parking near NJ313465. Other easy parking options are easily found from the North.sotabagger19/03/2011
As part of Speyside Waykathyh02/05/2010
One of my first hills when I was 6 with family, except Joanne.adamkw27/07/2007
Ascended by tracks from Speyside Way to the west. Pleasant summit above the forest.JohnW10/05/2005
High cloud, mild, good views, lots of tracks.iangalbraith25/03/2005
Takes two attempts from W to exit forest onto the top.Eddie03/09/2004
Tracks uphill and around a large bend to open area, Ride uphill with footprints. Turned left at top onto track connecting mast on lower hill with this one. Out of forest and 500m over small heather to top. 10.20. Rain.arranc21/06/2004
Alone on MTBSpudGunn17/08/2003
Date is first visit. Notes from later...see log on TrigpointingUK.com. from NW, drive-in to 299492 (gate locked 24/2/07 midnight), track ESE, lowish heather S RHW24/06/2002
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