Beinn a' Bhùird

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Beinn a' Bhùird
Elevation 1,197 m (3,927 ft)[1]
Prominence c. 456 m
Parent peak Ben Macdui
Listing Munro
Translation Mountain of the table (Gaelic)
Pronunciation Scottish Gaelic: [ˈpeiɲ ə ˈvuːrˠtʲ]
Location Moray / Aberdeenshire
Range Cairngorms
OS grid NJ092006
Topo map OS Landranger 36

Beinn a' Bhùird is a Munro in the Cairngorm mountain range of Scotland.

In Watson (1975) the author suggests the mountain should be named Beinn Bòrd - table hill saying that local Scottish Gaelic speakers pronounced the mountain Paing Bòrd, with some of the older local folk still using Painna Bòrd.

The closest 'village' to Beinn a' Bhùird is Braemar, Aberdeenshire and the most common approach by car is through this village. To reach Beinn a' Bhùird by car, the most common approach is by the Linn of Dee road along the south side of the River Dee to the Linn of Dee, looping back along the north-bank to the car park at Allanaquoich where camping is permitted. The distance between Braemar and Allanaquoich by this route is about 10 miles.

In 2006 a glider pilot from Deeside Gliding Club crashed on the hillside, spending 24 hours trapped in his plane before he was located by the RAF.[2]


The usual ascent of Beinn a' Bhùird is from the car park at Allanaquoich walking up Glen Quoich and following the new path along the line of the old land rover road up An Diollaid.

An alternate ascent follows the Quoich Water through the Am Beitheachan to the bealach named The Sneck - Watson (1975) (and the 1:25000 series Ordnance Survey maps) - between Beinn a' Bhùird and Ben Avon.



  • Watson, Adam (1975). The Cairngorms. Edinburgh: The Scottish Mountaineering Trust. 
  1. ^ "walkhighlands Beinn a'Bhuird". 2013. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Glider pilot survives 24 hours in wreckage of crashed plane". Daily Mail. 2006-07-12. 

Coordinates: 57°05′56″N 3°26′09″W / 57.09894°N 3.43596°W / 57.09894; -3.43596