Beinn a Bhuird is a large hill with a long summit plateau stretching 10km running N-S. On its eastern face the plateau is bitten into by numerous corries giving it a lot of character. The western slopes are much less intimidating. There are two tops to the Munro, at either end of the plateau. Both are roughly the same height but the north top slightly pips it and therefore the true summit. This makes Beinn a Bhuird a long walk as you will most probably be approaching from the south, where there is already a long walk in to reach this point. The Summit looks down through Glen Quoich and you get a fantastic view down the eastern face of the summit plateau where you can best appreciate the crags, which is an impressive sight.
Ben Avon Sits to the NE of Beinn a Bhuird and is connected by a low col known as “The Sneck”. This can possibly be attempted if you are planning an overnight bivvy but otherwise most people leave it for another day.
The usual route of access is from the south at Allanaquoich just west of Braemar. From here there are good land rover tracks leading to the south face of the summit plateau. There are other routes that approach from the north at “The Sneck”