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

Dinnet

A small village which packs a punch, Dinnet wows its visitors with idyllic vistas, rugged crags and luscious lochs.  It’s particularly popular with holiday-makers due to its ideal situation next to the Muir of Dinnet National Nature... read more

Dinnet

Dinnet will inspire you with a host of walking opportunities and stunning lochs and vistas.

Ballater

Queen Victoria fell in love with the area and built Balmoral Castle just outside the village. Today, the royal connection remains strong.  Many of the shop fronts proudly display the Royal Warrant and so you can try some local produce... read more

Ballater

In the centre of Royal Deeside, and at the heart of the SnowRoads, is Ballater. As the largest village on the eastern side of the Cairngorms National Park, this thriving community makes for an ideal place to stop over with a range of accommodation options.

http://www.visitballater.com/

Braemar and Crathie

It’s a wildlife hot spot and views are often accompanied by the sound of roaring deer stag or sightings of deer, red squirrels and golden eagles.

There is the opportunity to take part in many sporting activities such as... read more

Braemar and Crathie

The mountainous village of Braemar, part of Royal Deeside, is a great base for adventure or relaxation on the SnowRoads. There’s an abundance of well-signposted, low-level walking which makes it a wonderful place for ramblers, who can look out at the many hills which surround the village and enjoy some sustenance in the cafes and restaurants.

http://braemarscotland.co.uk/

Glenshee

Glenshee is located in a very central position in Scotland, with all of Scotland’s major cities no more than two hours’ drive away. Offering some of the highest peaks in Scotland, fertile farmland and rolling hills, the rugged landscape of... read more

Glenshee

Glenshee is known as the Glen of the Fairies due to its magical atmosphere and it caters for year-round sports against a rugged backdrop.

http://www.glenofthefairies.co.uk/

Alyth

Alyth is a small and friendly village east of Blairgowrie.  It is home to the Alyth Den, a great area for walking routes through forests and past the river. There is also great golf courses and Alyth Museum is open in summer featuring... read more

Alyth

Alyth is a small and friendly village east of Blairgowrie which is home to walking routes, golfing, hidden gems and Alyth Museum which is open in the summer.

http://www.gateway-to-the-scottish-highlands.com/VisitAlyth.html

Blairgowrie

The busy town is the main start point for the 64-mile circular Cateran Trail which follows historic drove roads used by cattle rustlers, known as caterans, and offers a network of walking routes for all... read more

Blairgowrie

Sitting on the banks of the River Ericht, Blairgowrie offers access to year-round facilities and an ideal place to begin or end your SnowRoads adventure.

https://www.discoverblairgowrie.co.uk/

Bridge of Cally

The village has a hotel, an angling book shop, a village hall and a large holiday park.  Its post office and general store is historically one of the oldest in Scotland dating back to 1841.

The hotel was originally a... read more

Bridge of Cally

The Bridge of Cally is a small village centred round the bridge over the River Ardle and sits at the junction of three glens, Glenshee, Strathardle and Glenericht. It offers amenities as well as further access to walking and the The Cateran Trail.

Packhorse Bridge

This picturesque structure spans the Livet where it tumbles through a narrow, rocky gorge at Bridgend. It is thought to have been built at the same time as nearby Blairfindy Castle. Two arches of the bridge still survive, the third having... read more

Packhorse Bridge

The Packhorse bridge provides a picturesque location for a picnic and a lovely photo opportunity.

Toplis Bothy

The Toplis Bothy lies on the A939 road from Tomintoul to Ballater, close to The Well of the Lecht. The now derelict bothy has an intriguing history thanks to Percy Toplis, a renowned criminal, who was found hiding out in the bothy in the... read more

Toplis Bothy

A small bothy near the Well of the Lecht with an intriguing history

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.