Heading to Tom Buidhe from Cairn of Claise

Tom Buidhe

Munro at the head of Glen Doll

At the head of Glen Doll, Tom Buidhe is an unassuming grass-covered rounded dome of a hill in remote high moorland. If it wasn't for a faint line of fence-posts, navigation would be really tricky !


Tom Buidhe


  Map base ©OpenStreetMap
Height957m
Prominence71m
Meaningyellow hill
ListsMunro, 203
LocationEast of Glenshee, The Grampians, in from Braemar
Grid RefNO214788
Lat/Lon56.89367, -3.29171


Tom Buidhe sits on the remote and high moorland that links Lochnagar to the Munros of Glenshee.

Various routes head up Tom Buidhe, all of which also include nearby Tolmount - a Munro of similar size, shape and terrain-cover.



Hillwalking routes up Tom Buidhe



1. Glenshee 9 Munros »


The 9 Munros above Glenshee can be linked to form a long high-level hiking circuit. With generally grass covered slopes, this is one of the easier ways to go multi-Munro-bagging !

Ascent : 1690m (5540ft)
Distance : 30km (19m)
Time : 10:15hr

2. Carn an t-Sagairt Mor and Auchallater Munros »


Tracing an old drove road through Glen Callater, this is a fairly popular route up Carn an t-Saigart Mor and can be extended to include several other Munro summits encircling the glen.

Ascent : 1040m (3410ft)
Distance : 36km (22m)
Time : 9hr

3. Munros above Jock's Road »


Combining Driesh and Mayar with the Munros of Tom Buidhe and Tolmount to the north into one route makes for a delightful circuit over featureless grassy ground that will really test your navigation skills.

Ascent : 1375m (4510ft)
Distance : 26km (16m)
Time : 9hr



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Tom Buidhe from Cairn of ClaiseTom Buidhe from Cairn of Claise
Tom Buidhe from Tolmount on the Glenshee 9 raceTom Buidhe from Tolmount on the Glenshee 9 race
Western slopes of Tom BuidheWestern slopes of Tom Buidhe




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