A hard walk (mountain (above 600m)) in Highland, Scotland, about 44.26km (27.50 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 13:00 (1 overnight stay). It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by Timwoods on 22 Jul 2009
Ben Alder is a fine mountain, but not one to be taken lightly. The walk in alone takes the best part of a day, and it is a remote, wild place, especially when the weather turns. But it is a classic Scottish mountaineering trip on many people's list and, with proper planning, will be a memorable one too.
Starting at Dalwhinnie station, it's a long walk (or cycle by mountain bike) to the bothy at Culra, where most people stay overnight before the attempt on the summit.