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Be sure to take in the dramatic scenery and stop off for moments of reflection within this ancient landscape.

Glas Maol Munros Circuit

The Glas Maol Circuit is a group of four Munros (mountains over 3,000 ft or 914.4 m) to the east of the Cairnwell Pass. These have been developed for skiing but also offer hiking opportunities in the summer months.

Anagach Woods and Walks

These woods date back to 1766 when Grantown was established as a new Highland industrial town.  Three generations of beautiful Scots pine trees grow here.  There are several waymarked trails throughout the woods with opportunities... read more

Anagach Woods and Walks

Gentle paths take you through the wild pine woods of Anagach to the River Spey with wonderful views and photo opportunities.

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Grantown-on-Spey

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.

Still Art Installation

Still offers views overlooking Tomintoul reflected in its sides as it towers over the softly textured and colourful landscape.

The installation also uses the left over spoils of the quarry and uses the stone and Gabion baskets to... read more

Still Art Installation

One of three scenic route installation on the Snow Roads enticing you to discover new perspectives on stunning viewpoints.

Lecht Mine (Well of the Lecht)

Iron ore was mined here between 1730 and 1737 and from 1841 manganese was mined.  At its peak more than 60 men worked at the mine but operations ceased in 1846 due to the falling price of maganese.

Today only the building of the... read more

Lecht Mine (Well of the Lecht)

A pleasant short walk from the car park takes you to the isolated site of the Lecht Mine, a former iron and manganese mining site.

Well of the Lecht
Between the Lecht and Tomintoul

Oakbank Mill

The mill originally worked as a flax mill, but laterly was mostly spinning jute. 

It was built by James Grimond and was the first mill in Scotland to spin jute successfully. After the decline of Jute industry the mill was forced... read more

Oakbank Mill

The Oakbank Mill is a three-storey derelict mill building which sits on the banks of the River Ericht at Blairgowrie.

Oakbank Road, Blairgowrie

Knock Earth House

You can take a pleasant walk through the Glenlivet countryside to this mysterious stone lined underground chamber.

It was discovered in the 1960’s by a ploughman working his field and is thought to originally have been a... read more

Knock Earth House

A walk off of the West Avonside Path will take you to this underground chamber, thought to be used to house an illicit whisky still.

The Hidden College at Scalan

The college is in a remote spot at the foot of the Ladder Hills in the Braes of Glenlivet. Visitors today will note that the college is largely invisible until you are very close to the college.

For much of the 18th century,... read more

The Hidden College at Scalan

In 1716 Catholic Bishops established a secret college for priests at Scalan. They chose this remote spot to avoid persecution by Hanoverian soldiers. It was this little seminary that ensured the survival of Catholicism in Scotland and about one hundred priests were trained at Scalan up until 1799.

Chapeltown of Glenlivet
Ballindalloch
AB37 9JS

Knock Castle (Ruin)

On the south side of the River Dee, just to the west of Ballater, sit the ruins of Knock Castle. It’s possible to walk to the castle from the village starting from the Old Royal Station. The ruin is a 16th century, four-storey tower house... read more

Knock Castle (Ruin)

Knock Castle is a four-storey, 16th century ruined tower house located on Knock Hill to the West of Ballater.

Knock Castle
Ballater
AB35 5SQ

Strathdon and Corgarff

Strathdon lies in Upper Donside in the Cairngorms National Park.  It’s an area rich in scenic beauty and places of interest with marvellous opportunities to observe wildlife.  As the River Don winds its way through, the landscape... read more

Strathdon and Corgarff

This remote and tranquil oasis boasts stunning scenery and is the perfect place for wildlife watchers and explorers looking for history and hidden gems.