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billbaggins: Track/5039 in area near Cairngorms (Britain)
Bynack More, A'Choinneach and Bynack Beg
Ascent: 1000m, Length: 26.7km, Creator time taken: 6h58m
Descent: 996m, Time predicted from Naismith's rule: 7h 1m + breaks
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Places Start at NH98397 08828, Bynack More, A'Choinneach, Bynack Beg, end at Start
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[RWD version 1 ] The Munro Bynack More, a relatively uncomplicated hill, can be reached either from Glenmore to the north-west or from Coire na Ciste to the west.
Each approach has its merits, but the Glenmore route passes the magical Lochan Uaine. Bynack More has two associated Munro Tops, A’Choinneach and Bynack Beg. This track records a visit from the Allt Mòr car park where there is usually ample parking.
The first 5 kms to the Nethy can be cycled which, overall, saves around an hour. The track is quite rough in places though and walking through the forest is quite pleasant so using a bike is a matter of personal preference.
As Bynack More is located on the northeast periphery of the Cairngorms and a little apart from the other hills, it can provide extensive views of Cairn Gorm,
Beinn Mheadhoin, Beinn a’Chaorainn, Beinn a’Bhùird and Ben Avon.
After crossing a bridge over the Nethy, the route rises steadily along the track of an old drove trail to Braemar.
The drove trail reached the Làirig an Laoigh via the Fords of Avon.
The track forks at around NJ 039 087, and leaving it, the route continues south along the ridge, rising gently for around 1.5 kms.
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Approaching Bynack Mor and Bynack Beg from the North.
An ascent of around 180m over another kilometre follows, to arrive at the summit cairn of Bynack More, 1090m at NJ0419 0636.
The summit cairn is surrounded and partly hidden by large boulders and may need to be searched for.
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Summit Cairn Bynack Mor
Some of the steeper parts of the direct ascent path are eroded so a little care is needed, especially if descending this way.
(The path erosion can be totally avoided by visiting Bynack Beg first and returning again to Bynack Beg on the descent, as the path via Bynack Beg is not trafficked to the same extent as the main path.)
After leaving the summit of Bynack More, this route continues south passing the Little Barns of Bynack.
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The Little Barns of Bynack with Beinn a Chaorainn beyond. On the horizon, to the right, Carn Nan Gabhar, 1121m, of Beinn a'Ghlo can just be discerned
The Little Barns of Bynack are granite tors, composed of tough granite and were left exposed as the rest of the hill, composed of softer granite, was eroded over the aeons.
The even bigger Barns of Bynack, the largest tors in the Cairngorms, are at NJ045 058, a little to the east of this route.
The route now shifts to the southwest to reach A’Choinneach, 1017m, at NJ0321 0482.Classified as a seperate mountain in Munro's original 1891 tables, it was demoted to Munro Top in the 1981 revision, along with six other eastern Munros.
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Summit cairn A'Choinneach with Bynack Mor beyond.
The route then heads towards Bynack Beg, 970m at NJ0363 0683, before returning to the outward route at around NJ040 073.
The outward route is then followed back to the Allt Mòr car park. TYM.
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The Corbett, Meall a'Bhuachaille viewed across Strath Nethy while descending towards Ryvoan Pass and Glenmore
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NOTE: ALL information such as Ascent, Length and Creator time taken etc should be regarded as approximate. The creator's comments are opinions and may not be accurate or still correct.
Your time to complete will depend on the speed of the slowest plus break time and your mode of transport.
NOTE: It is up to you to ensure that your route is appropriate for you and your party to follow bearing in mind all factors such as safety, weather conditions, experience and access permission.
Uploaded on: Thu, 22 Feb 2024 (08:50:04), Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/track/5039/
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