4.5 of 5 (6 votes)

Bynack More and Barns of Bynack

A moderate walk (mountain (above 600m)) in national park Cairngorms in Highland, Scotland, about 19.55km (12.15 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 6:30. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 658m (2158ft)
Loss 649m (2129ft)
Max. Elevation 1060m (3477ft)
Elevation (total) 1307m (4287ft)
Start & End
Glenmore Visitor Centre
Distance 19.55km
Duration ~6:30
5Created by maryw on 21 Aug 2010
A great Cairngorm viewpoint on a clear day, accessible by regular bus from Aviemore. Bynack More (1090 m) is approached on a level path from Glenmore through Ryvoan Pass. Turn right just past the Green Lochan (An Lochan Uaine) onto an old drovers' route - follow the sign to Braemar! Beyond the bridge over the River Nethy, the uphill path becomes rougher, but still distinct, steeper towards the summit. Huge granite Barns of Bynack are worth a short detour SE from the summit.

Walk Functions


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Walk Map


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Start of the walk. Pass the Reindeer Centre and take the pedestrian and cyclist path above the road leading to Glenmore Lodge. The route through the native forest is well-signed and includes nature trail information along the way.
An Lochan Uaine About 2.65 km (~1.65 miles) from
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After passing this green pool, look out for the righthand fork in the path signposted to Braemar, before reaching Ryvoan Bothy
Footbridge over River Nethy About 1.89 km (~1.17 miles) from
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Follow the well-made path uphill from here, it eventually becomes rockier and muddier, heading SE
Fork to summit About 2.54 km (~1.58 miles) from
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Take the right hand fork and continue to follow a clear path, which becomes steeper on the final pull up to the summit, changing sides halfway up the ridge
Barns of Bynack About 2.96 km (~1.84 miles) from
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Huge granite blocks, not visible from the summit, but a short distance SE - not to be confused with the Little Barns, which can be seen from the top! Return to Glenmore by same route.
Back to Glenmore About 4.42 km (~2.75 miles) from
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Return via the same path.
Glenmore again About 5.09 km (~3.16 miles) from
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Back to the visitor centre for the bus back to Aviemore.

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