Name:Balvattan
Hill number:8494
Height:338m / 1109ft
Parent (Ma):548  Sgor Gaoith
RHB Section:08A: Cairngorms
County/UA:Highland
Catchment:Spey
Class:Tump (300-399m)
(Tu,3)
Grid ref:NH 91263 08888
Summit feature:ground by ruined wall
Drop:39m
Col:299m  NH918080  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 36
(1:25k) OL57N 403N
Observations:cairn 125m SSE at NH 91306 08769 may be as high; note both positions have 338m spot height on map
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 32 users)ByDate of Ascent
From NE, good verge parking, heather path then dense juniper to wall summit, fought S through juniper to fine cairn, easily back NE over heather then along road. Nice area, albeit challenging!RHW11/10/2023
Loads of parking past the ruined farm. Followed paths through lovely juniper woodland to both summits.PeteF15/09/2023
From the north. Could have parked by the ruined farm, but there's a much bigger parking area 200m further along the road. My first walk failed because I took the big track starting to the right of the building. Second attempt found a fainter track and gates to the left of the building. I saw the cairn from the path and came back via the ruined wall.Pete R07/10/2022
Parked NE of summit of verge, room for a good few well considered parked cars. Battle through undergrowth to summit, cairn and other contenders.CJM01/02/2022
4 of 4: From Creag Ghlas-uaine via Loch an Eilein. We took the track from the loch to Achnagoichan but it is very overgrown. In 2006 I took the track to Lochan Deo which would have been a better choice. We returned west to Croft through fields and woodland. With Karen.ChrisR20/01/2022
from the minor road near whitewell verge parking, visited both areas.robertphillips25/09/2021
From Upper Tullochgrue taking route of path shown from ruins. All very indistinct in fresh snow. Followed a trodden path back to road- I meant to go to Achnagoichan directly but had to follow the new forest road from Whitwell- returned back to start (cattle grid) via Lochan Deo. Dreich but views and not too much drizzle- grey and white landscape todaypwheeler06/05/2021
Short walk from road to East187lenny27/09/2020
Out Geocaching in areaPilotralph 15/10/2019
With Rosaidh and Luna on holidayBigNick04/08/2018
With Nick on trip to Aviemore, staying in old firetruck. Short walk up from some abandoned cottagesRosaidh04/08/2018
Lots of juniper and cedar trees. Visited various summits Inc. Cairned one to SE of others that's probably assumed to be summitvegibagger10/06/2018
Secured a taxi ride in Vegibagger's vehicle before and enjoyable tour of the wood.Dugswell210/06/2018
Splendidly wild tract of land. And lots of juniper needles to crush for the aromaColin Crawford09/06/2018
Visited both points.hill walker03/11/2017
From minor road nr Whitewell, early morning ascent. Cairned top much nicer views of forest than nr wall so gets my vote. Interesting hut circles on ground amidst scots pinesnordicstar26/06/2017
Lots of Juniper .chalky195309/04/2017
Parked at Whitewell and followed tracks. There is a large cairn but the highest point seems to be further on amongst some tall trees and by a low ruined wall.JohnW12/04/2016
Pretty good path from Loch an Eilein car park, returned along a better path a little further south.alda20/02/2016
Parked at cattle grid beyond Upper Tullochgrue (ruined but farm yard still in use), walked to Whitewell gate, w along estate track then NE along old track. Lots of gorse!RocksRock25/09/2015
From the old byre and up the track. Cattle about.Play2End14/07/2015
Parked near cattle grid. First top on ruined wall. Second top has cairn.chrisbien07/06/2013
thelonious31/05/2021
Swindon Bagger12/03/2019
Dave McG04/08/2018
GordonAdshead08/06/2018
PeteN29/01/2018
Mr Apples08/11/2017
Arctica19/04/2016
Lindsay M18/03/2012
daviemore15/01/2002
john steel03/12/1996