GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Loch Avon

4 miles (5.8 km)

This walk takes you around the remote Loch Avon in Glen Avon. Also known as Loch A'an it is the source of the River Avon, atributaryof theRiver Spey. There's decent walking trails along the stunning loch with wonderful views over the water to the surrounding mountains.
The loch is located just south of Cairn Gorm and north of Ben Macdui in the Cairngorms National Park.
You can extend the walk by heading south to visit the smaller Loch Etchachan, a popular place with wild swimmers and wild campers.


PH22 1RB - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Loch Avon OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Loch Avon Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

A few miles to the north west there's nice trails around Loch Morlich and the unusual Green Loch in the Glenmore Forest Park. There's more facilities here with a visitor centre and car park.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Cairngorms Walks page.


The foot of Loch Avon - - 662616

The foot of Loch Avon

Loch Avon and River Avon - - 886088

Loch Avon and River Avon. The source of the River Avon where it flows from Loch Avon. The river ends where it joins the Spey at Ballindalloch approximately 60 km downstream from this point.

Burn and Loch Avon - - 886078

Burn and Loch Avon Burn draining Coire Buidhe.

Loch Avon and Beinn Mheadhoin from Feith Bhuide - - 262408

View of Loch Avon, Beinn Mheadhoin and Shelter Stone Crag from the point where the Feith Bhuide plunges from the Cairngorm Plateau into the glaciated valley containing Loch Avon.

Loch Avon-Loch A'an - - 2021349

Loch Avon-Loch A'an

Small lochan by Loch Avon - - 886081

Lochan on the eastern side of the loch


GPS Files

GPX File

Loch Avon.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Loch Avon.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)