Altitude 306m a.s.l
Burnside Bouldering Wall © RAB623
A pleasant, clean little bouldering wall in the woods near Aviemore. Notoriously hard to find, less so in winter when the birches are leafless. In summer it is an overgrown hell of ticks and midges, so not recommended. The slab right of the wall offers short easy solos.
A 1:25000 map is useful - note that the marker on the satellite map above is exact. Drive up through the new housing development at High Burnside to park at Patterson Place, go through a gate situated between two houses. Follow a landrover track on the left. About 200m down there is a stream that crosses the path, this has stones crossing it so a little balance is required to avoid wet feet. You will then come to a snakes tongue in the path, strike off left until you come to a deer fence that is propped open by a wedge. Turn right once through the gap and keep the fence on your right until you meet a pyramid turnstile, go over this. It has three rings that may be slippy when wet. The wall is about 100m beyond this on the left forming the western side of a small ridge. From Patterson Place it is about a 10-15 minute walk into the crag. Look out for the red squirrels in the trees on the way.
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