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Whether you fancy walking through ancient woodland or hopping through heather on a hilltop, the SnowRoads is a rambler's dream.

The Doune of Invernochty

It is said to be one of the finest examples of Norman earthwork castles in Scotland.  It’s a 12th-century castle of which only earthworks survive situated in Strathdon, between the villages of Bellabeg and Strathdon, at the confluence of... read more

The Doune of Invernochty

The Doune of Invernochty is an earthwork castle dating from around 800AD. It is a moated motte and was a stronghold of the Mormaer of Mar and is sometimes described as the 'Citadel of Mar'.

Tomintoul Field of Hope Dark Sky Discovery Site

Visit one of the Dark Sky Discovery Sites to get the best views of the night sky.  With parking and interpretation, these sites are easily accessible for everyone to enjoy some stargazing, from experienced telescope users and astronomers... read more

Tomintoul Field of Hope Dark Sky Discovery Site

The Glenlivet and Tomintoul area is one of the best places in the Cairngorms National Park to discover the wonders of the night sky. It is Scotland's second International Dark Sky Park and the most northerly in the world.

https://darkskies.glenlivet-cairngorms.co.uk/

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.

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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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.

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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