Alder Forest Munros

Routes on Ben Alder, Beinn Eibhinn, Geal-charn & neighbours

High plateaus, lochans, ridges, river crossings, fantastic views - they're all here !

Main route summary

A cycle in on good tracks alongside lochsides to a remote bothy encircled by mountains, far away from civilisation. For fit and keen walkers, the cycle in cuts the walking required to bag the 6 Munro peaks down to just 20km.

Most people prefer to bike in to the bothy and stay a night, taking the summits in at a more leisurely pace over two or more days (see 'Alternative Routes' below for details).

Munros Beinn Bheoil (1019m, Munro 112)
Ben Alder (1148m, Munro 25)
Beinn Eibhinn (1102m, Munro 48)
Aonach Beag (1116m, Munro 38)
Geal-charn (1132m, Munro 26)
Carn Dearg (1034m, Munro 98)
Corbetts The Fara* (911m)
 *See 'Alternative Routes' below
Ascent 2550m (8,400ft)
Distance       56km (35m)
Time bike/walk : 13hr*
bike/run : 8:30hr
*Naismith's rule : 4km/h distance + 600m/h ascent

Start/finish   Dalwhinnie
(grid ref : NN663846)


Which map to choose ?
easy difficult
easy testing
stroll long day
ok stunning
Meanings  Beinn Bheoil : 'hill of the mouth'
Ben Alder : 'hill of rock and water'
Beinn Eibhinn : 'delightful hill'
Aonach Beag : 'little ridge'
Geal-charn : 'white hill'
Carn Dearg : 'red cairn'
The Fara : 'the ladder'

Route detail & map »

Photos of route »

Alternative routes »

Other hill routes nearby »

Accommodation & food »

Forecasts & other useful info »

Guided days on these mountains »

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