Meall a' Bhuachaille

MODERATE 32 reviews

Meall a' Bhuachaille is a 8.5 kilometer loop trail located near Aviemore, Highland, Scotland that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

Distance: 8.5 km Elevation Gain: 570 m Route Type: Loop

hiking

nature trips

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forest

lake

views

wildlife

Great walk beautifull views

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no shade
rocky
1 month ago

great little walk including a brilliant bothy a the wee green loch. definitely should be classed as moderate not hard.

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rocky
1 month ago

Very nice views. Recommend going counterclockwise. This trail should be moderate, not hard.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful vista and lakes not crowded

hiking
2 months ago

Went clockwise to get the incline up the mountain out the way first. Fantastic views from the top and on the way down the other side overlooking the Green Loch. Nice bit of woodland walk after the loch to get back up to more great views before returning at the start point. Not too difficult, would probably class hike as moderate.

hiking
3 months ago

One of my favourite walks in the Cairngorms! Taking in the beautiful scenery, Ryvoan Bothy and the Green Loch. I prefer to do it in a clockwise direction but have done it both ways.

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rocky
snow
4 months ago

What a great walk! We enjoyed it very much. Lots of variety: forest, mountain, snow... The walk is steep but not very technical, so maybe it’s a moderate walk but the steep part keeps your blood pumping:) We started anti-clockwise because of the warm up and it’s a more beautiful part of the trail then what comes after you reach the top (very nice forest walk). After the top it’s all down hill and less beautiful, but it going fast and that’s in my opinion better because you already reach the top anyway;) We did the trail in March with good weather (had some snow falling and snow on the trail), but with bit of rain/hail it will be ok too.

hiking
8 months ago

My first ever hike. Really enjoyed it.Went anti clockwise , so a good warm up gradual walk before the ascent. Stunning view at the top although very windy. We took a jet boiler and made a cuppa. Trying to get over my fear of heights and met a lot of people on the way up and they were so encouraging, stopping to say hi and cheer me on.

hiking
9 months ago

Great view of two lochs, not to difficult really, maybe for half hour up the side of the hill, if traveling in anti clockwise direction.. but I took a couch potatoe with me and made good time.

10 months ago

Walked today in a clockwise direction. Much easier that way. Beautiful views and a good path.

hiking
10 months ago

I would consider this a more medium hike that a hard one. That being said it’s huge value for the amount of work. The views are wonderful and the path is well marked. There is a little technical foot placement on some of the down hill sections. It did rain on me (then hailed) most of the time but that’s Scotland.

hiking
Friday, July 20, 2018

Great trip with many stages and high degree of variation.

Monday, April 30, 2018

A pretty moderate (at best) walk. Short, sweet and less hard work than it looks.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Very nice uphill walk and then forested walk.

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