Thu, Sep 02 | Aviemore

Ben Macdui | Abbie Bikes Britain | The Cairngorms

Ben Macdui is the second highest mountain in Scotland after Ben Nevis, and the highest in the Cairngorm Mountains and the wider Cairngorms National Park. The summit elevation is 1,309 metres. This 11 mile walk will take place as part of the Abbie Bikes Britain Project.
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Ben Macdui | Abbie Bikes Britain | The Cairngorms

Time & Location

Sep 02, 2021, 7:30 AM
Aviemore, Cairngorm Mountain Upper Car Park, Aviemore PH22 1RB, UK

About The Event

Walk description:

Join us on our walk up Ben Macdui, the second highest peak in the British Isles!

We will be approaching the mountain from Speyside, having started at the Cairngorm Mountain Upper Car park (please use the lower car park for overflow). The route involves crossing the vast and exposed Cairngorm plateau, a rolling arctic wilderness. It is a popular route but requires excellent navigation skills. We will be hiring a mountain leader to see us safely up the mountain, but we must stress that you are fully responsible for ensuring you are mountain fit and fully kitted out to take on whatever the mountain may throw at us. 

This walk will be taking place as part of Abbie Bikes Britain project where Abbie will be biking the length and breadth of the country and climbing the highest point of each National Park to raise awareness about mental health and the importance of community & environmental conservation. #4minds4planet

Places are very limited for our walks so do book on as soon as you can!

Walk length: 11 miles

Date and time: Thursday 2nd September 2021 at 7.30am (walk start time 8am)

Start/finish location: Cairngorm Mountain Upper car park

Getting to car park: Cairngorm Mountain, Ski Area, Cairngorm, Aviemore PH22 1RB

Best to use GoogleMaps for access.

Toilet stops: Only at the car park


By signing up for a walk with us you are giving us permission to take photos for promotional use across our website and social media pages. We will also have a production team with us for the ascent, and you will likely be asked to present a short piece to Abbie for the camera about why you have decided to join us for the day.  If you specifically do not want media taken with you in it, we do not recommend you join this or any other Abbie Bikes Britain walk.

We encourage you to take photos and videos during your time with us but ask you to be sensitive to other members when sharing these across social platforms. Also, we'd love to have a copy of any you are particularly proud of so we can share them too!

Accidents and Incidents:

Abbie and our hired Mountain Leader are qualified first aiders and will carry an appropriate first aid kit. Should you be involved in an accident or become injured during the walk it is important that you notify us as soon as possible so that appropriate action can be taken. Should you feel unwell or require first aid please let us know. Please use the booking form and the paper disclaimer you will be given on the day as an opportunity to raise anything you feel the walk leader should know about.

Due to the nature of walking in an outdoor area there is often a level of risk. You will need to take responsibility for your own actions, health and involvement during the walk and will be expected to exercise judgement based on your fitness levels as to whether you can complete the walk. Any queries please get in touch. You will also be expected to abide by any safety instructions and decisions made by us and have a duty to exercise judgement regarding your own personal safety and that of other members of the group. If you choose to ignore safety instructions we cannot be held responsible for the consequences.

Cars are left at the owner's own risk.


The weather can play a major role in our enjoyment of a day's walking, and in some cases can present a real danger. We always review the weather forecast in detail the day before and will send you an email if we have to change any plans. This is however only likely if we feel heading out will put us at real risk. Please check the forecast for yourself and come prepared for whatever the weather! You should come fully kitted out for a full day's hike in the mountain.

Please note that the walks are weather dependent. Should the forecast present any danger, we will endeavour to review our plans but cannot offer an alternative route due to the nature of Abbie Bikes Britain.

Food and Drink:

We will not be providing any food or drink on this walk except emergency rations. Please ensure you have adequate food and drink for the day. If you have any questions or need any help/advice with what food to bring, please feel able to get in touch.

No Drug and Alcohol Policy:

Spend More Time In The WILD has been set up in order to inspire and motivate followers to head outside for the benefit of mental and physical health. We are committed to providing a safe, healthy and secure space for anyone walking out of a journey from addiction and substance abuse and as such have a strict no drug or alcohol policy on our walks and camping events.


By Us: In the rare case that we have to cancel an event, you will be notified by email and offered a full refund.

By You: We require 7 days cancellation notice prior to your scheduled arrival, otherwise we will charge you the cancellation fees as below.

- 50% of your total amount will be charged if you notify us about your cancellation or any changes by 7 days to 48 hrs before your scheduled arrival.

- 100% of your total amount will be charged if you do not notify us about your cancellation or any changes within 48 hrs.

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