Compared to its giant neighbours this Corbett is small and understated, but thanks to its stand-alone position between Speyside and the Cairngorms Meall a'Bhuachaille has a fabulous open feel, with views over Rothiemurchus Forest to the Northern Corries. It is the high point of a multi-topped ridge that's good for a mid-length day, but the shorter walk described here focuses only on the main summit. With a quick easy ascent and a scenic return along the wooded Pass of Ryvoan, it's a wee gem of a walk - and very family friendly.
In reply to Mike C: I've done it the other way too, but continued along the ridge and back sort of diagonally through the forest on a more gentle gradient from the end of the ridge towards the starting point. I think it is a shame not to continue on the ridge, but then I suppose it wouldn't be quite as short a route. Although I really liked it that way, I can't say whether it is better than Dan's way as I haven't done his way!
Good choice though and I can vouch for the family friendliness.