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Name:Badandun Hill
Hill number:498
Height:740m / 2428ft
RHB Section:07A: Braemar to Montrose
County/UA:Angus (UA)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Graham, Yeaman
Grid ref:NO 20746 67874
Summit feature:trig point
Col:586m  NO215689  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 44
(1:25k) OL53S 388S
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 220 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From Little Forter, track along E side of river to Fergus, then E up hillside on N side of woodland, joining track towards Craig Lair, cutting across to S on track leading to S of Badandun Hill, continuing on tracks S back to Little Forterkdbennett12/01/2020
With Grant from Auchavan down road to Fergus then up track, contour to col and on to trig. Then big loop north over Craig Lair, Mid Hill and Bawhelps to shelter (really big grouse butt) thern down Sron Deirg and Glen Cally to cars. Beat the impending thunderstorms which had ruled out Mayar and/or Finalty Hill.SS31/07/2019
With SteveOik31/07/2019
A round mostly on good tracks from the road up Glen Isla at the turning to Fergus Lodge: Badandun Hill, Craig Lair, Bodnasparet and Fore Brae, descending to rejoin the track to Fergus. Airy and enjoyable.Nick Down106/07/2019
From Forter, via Cateran Trail and Cuingard- a delightful route with fine views up and down Glen Isla. We continued over the top, to a junction, and down to Fergus on estate roads, some being bulldozed giving wider tracks. Then back to Forter on a track by the river. A fine walk (described in SMC guide to Grahams). Cloudy with base about 3600 ft. With Petepwheeler27/03/2019
Parked at NO187648. Up the direct track, marked on 1:25000 but not yet on 1:50000. Back by the track on the east and south side.Pete R09/03/2019
Mid Hill, Bodnasparet, Badandun from Glen Isla (starting near Fergus). Frozen ground and snow with tracks much of the way. Good views.RobertP28/10/2018
From Freuchies and part of the Cateran Trail from the south. Early mist clearing to cloudless conditions.Windy Corner30/06/2018
Roasting hot day. Easy ascent up bulldozed tracksngthack27/06/2018
Quick up and down from good parking spot at NO 1874 6475. Farm vehicle / quad tracks all the way to the top.jonglew09/06/2018
With Matt, on route to camping trip in Glen Isla. Normal ascent from Glen Isla up the track and then direct descent from the top to meet up with the gang in time. Nice easy walk.SabineN23/09/2017
Parked at Fergus Lodge area. Then up track on summit within hour. Good views. Lovely day. Company: Soloiandesbottes17/05/2017
Snow all day very deep snow thigh deep & deeper on the ascent to the summit. Spotted Grouse, Mountain hares large herds of Deer some sheep & a friendly Heilin Coo. Too soft for sliding down but I gave it my best shot. with Dianne ScorgieLizzieG10/02/2017
With Steve T. in very low cloud. Cool on top.Play2End18/12/2016
Bonnie Glen Shee, like in the song.IanHHill02/09/2016
From Fergus, via Bodnasparet. Overcast, mild, cool wind and good views.iangalbraith31/07/2016
With D Roeder. Parked on road by Fergus & walked up track past house to about 207688, then up to track on NE ridge and to top (14:15). Descended direct to Fergus. No bridge over stream there. Dry with good views. Finish 15:10dbb01/05/2016
2 in same day. Badandun Hill NO 207678 S/F NO 189684 and Mount Blair NO 167629 S/F NO 155642. Sunny day but cool, high broken cloud giving great views all day. Mount Blair must be one of the best viewpoints in Scotland despite its low height. Combined ascent of about 900 m, a typical Munro but was very tired by second sumit and knees aching on discent. Getting on a bit, need to get fiter again.John Young01/04/2016
cold day with snowoatcake01/03/2016
Sunny day. Good trackcaptainslow27/02/2016
With M, on way to Braemar. Again confronted by stalker in landrover.douglas_easton25/09/2015
4 of 4: From Craig Lair.ChrisR19/06/2015
From Little Forter - great run down.gav77723/05/2015
Weather fair with high winds.MountainMac31/01/2015
CK, Dave Milner SheilaS30/12/2014
Last training run for GMCnix_snilloc09/11/2014
W Jenx, from Fergus, off road parking at road junction. Circular, walked to Auchavan, and then Dalhally. Round the house and track to MidHill (CTM), Bawhalps (CTM), then back via other tops to Badandun. The big tracks to this then run out on final slopes! Direct down hill to Fergus.nordicstar29/06/2014
Solo. Similar route to Martin R's.amswanston07/12/2013
From Little Forter via Cateran Trail. Beautiful sunny day. A lot of snow lying. My 400th Scottish Marilyn.russell6130/03/2013
2 very large herds of Red Deer seen. 1 on Monamenachduchally16/01/2013
From Fergus did direttissima to summit and used voie normale to descend in fair weather - except a temporary cloud settled for just the period I was on the top.Martin R18/11/2012
ben gulbin, and monamenach, morning and badandun hill in the afternoon.robertphillips19/01/2012
Easily ascended from Little Forter. Cold north wind on summit.Topographer5727/02/2011
Revisit. From W, Fergus, past keepers cottage then straight up. Nice circuit including Craigie Thieves and a few other tops. A few low clouds around but they stayed above me.RHW24/07/2010
easy stroll up from Forter castletorkm27/04/2008
Self and PeterInvicta1416/06/2005
Ascended by track from the south.JohnW25/10/2004
JEB, RIB Uisdean2511/07/2004
From Fergus. Through farm and fir plantation. Improved path uphill. Struck off on a contour over rough heather to ridge and another path almost to top and final 400m to column 6965 with OS tag. 14.00.arranc19/07/2003
Date is first visit. Notes from later...fine steep hill, summit of dwarf heather & a few outcrops. park @ fergus 189683, tk to 197686 then up RHW24/12/1999
Morning round of Duchray Hill, Monamenach and Badandun Hill from Glen Isla.Eddie28/10/1995
GavinTheobald 307/09/2019
Fife Walking26/04/2019