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SnowRoads champions a road less travelled.  Discover a wild and untouched area with hidden treasures.

Creag Choinnich

There is a huge variation of wildlife to be enjoyed from the top of the hill, particularly in the summer time.   

It is just a short walk to the top of the hill and there are lots of parking opportunities in Braemar... read more

Creag Choinnich

This charming small hill overlooking the village of Braemar has a lot to offer with outstanding views of the River Dee valley and the southern Cairngorm range.

Crathie Kirk

The Kirk is situated across the River Dee from Balmoral Castle on a raised elevation. 

There have been places of worship in Crathie since the 6th Century. You can still see the remains of the 14th Century Church... read more

Crathie Kirk

Crathie Kirk is a Church of Scotland place of worship most well known for regular visits by the Queen and Royal Family when they are in residence at Balmoral Castle.

http://braemarandcrathieparish.org.uk/crathie-kirk/

01339 742208

Crathie Kirk
Crathie
Ballater
AB35 5UL

Craigendarroch Hill

It overlooks the village of Ballater and can be explored from a path which starts at the local tourist information point.  It's a two and a half mile walk to a viewpoint which overlooks the village and lovely views.  The path has... read more

Craigendarroch Hill

Craigendarroch may be a small hill, but it has a big place in the affections of the Ballater folk.

Craigendarroch Hill
Ballater

Cambus O' May

Waymarked routes offer lovely views and winding trails through Scots Pine. 

You can see up Deeside to the mountains beyond as well as lochans, a lovely suspension bridge and towering trees offer wonderful photo... read more

Cambus O' May

Cambus O'May near Ballater is a lovely area which you can visit again and again to enjoy the different seasons.

https://scotland.forestry.gov.uk/visit/cambus-omay

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0300 067 6200

Between Ballater & Dinnet on the A93

Burn O' Vat

Its a short walk to this impressive geological feature which begins at Burn O' Vat visitor centre car park. There is also an option to take in a four mile circular route which will take around an hour and a half to two... read more

Burn O' Vat

A circular walk from the Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve Visitor Centre takes you to this impressive geological feature known as the Burn O' Vat, a deep water gouged bowl that you can enter.

01339 881667

Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve, Dinnet, Aboyne
AB34 5NB

Bluebell (Darroch) Woods

The route mainly follows good level paths with gentle gradients.  From the beginning of April some of the woodlands are covered in bluebells making for a lovely photo. 

If you follow the path at White Loch you may also see... read more

Bluebell (Darroch) Woods

The Bluebell Wood trail is a two-mile circular route taking in Darroch Wood, Ardblair Wood, Fingask Loch and White Loch where, as well as bluebells in the oak woodlands, osprey are regularly seen fishing

http://www.pkc.gov.uk/media/25245/Blairgowrie-path-network-leaflet/pdf/blairgowrie_paths_2014

Darroch Wood
Blairgowrie

Auchintaple Loch

Auchintaple Loch is a secluded stretch of water surrounded by the greenery of larch and pine trees.  The loch is man-made, created by the Victorians so they could go trout fishing.  Hidden in the landscape of Glen Isla, the loch... read more

Auchintaple Loch

Hidden in the Angus Glens, Auchentaple Loch can be found on the route of the Cateran Trail and is a haven for wildlife.

Canyoning and Gorge Walking

Ailnack Gorge

A short distance from Tomintoul is the Ailnack Gorge, Scotland's largest glacial melt water channel at 600 ft wide, 300 ft deep and 6 miles long.

You can walk from the village on a good walking path and the wooded slopes... read more

Ailnack Gorge

At 600 ft wide, 300 ft deep and 6 miles long, the Ailnack Gorge is Scotland's largest glacial melt water channel.

The Gairnshiel Bridge

The Gairnshiel Bridge originally formed part of the network of military roads in the region built by General Caulfield.  It now carries the modern A939 public road which follows the line of the older road.

There is an... read more

The Gairnshiel Bridge

This steeply arched bridge was built in 1751 and crosses the River Gairn with lovely views and photo opportunities.

Grantown-On-Spey

A traditional Highland town on the northern edge of the Cairngorms National Park, Grantown-on-Spey boasts a thriving high street, a gallery, and a museum .  It’s the perfect place to begin or round off your journey on the Snow... read more

Grantown-On-Spey

In Grantown-on-Spey, a bustling high street boasts traditional architecture, quirky cafes and unusual shops. A beautiful setting next to the River Spey with many walking activities and views stretching as far as the Cairngorms.

http://www.grantownonline.com/