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Name:Ben Aigan
Hill number:1504
Height:471m / 1545ft
RHB Section:21A: Tomintoul to Banff
County/UA:Moray (UA)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (400-499m), Yeaman
Grid ref:NJ 30971 48142
Summit feature:no feature 50m SSW of trig point
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, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
With Mike. From South. Followed forestry track for easy ascent then back on footpath.gettingonabit12/04/2019
dave g24/01/2019
Ben Rinnes06/01/2019
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 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
Dave McG28/01/2018
Erik B28/01/2018
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:
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
Susan Bidwell31/10/2016
Dee Rogers31/10/2016
Self and dog, really nice hill with the heather in full bloom.Invicta1418/08/2016
Good viewpoint, although the mist was only just above summit level.dal25/06/2016
elma spencer11/06/2016
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
Jon F22/10/2015
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