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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.

Carn Daimh Walk and Viewpoint

At 1866ft (570m) the Carn Daihm is most often climbed when following the Tomintoul spur of the Speyside Way, between Glenlivet and Tomintoul. 

But there is also the option to take a circular walk to the viewpoint from Tomnavoulin... read more

Carn Daimh Walk and Viewpoint

Take this pleasant, waymarked walk up to the Carn Daimh or Hill of the Stags.

Glenlivet

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

Cargill's Leap

Donald Cargill was born in Rattray and was a Presbyterian minister and Covenanter. The Covenanters pledged to maintain their own way of worship following the signing of the National Covenant in 1638.  But during the latter half of... read more

Cargill's Leap

A short walk from Blairgowrie along the River Ericht will take you to Cargill’s Leap - the point at which the famous Covenanter, Donald Cargill, is said to have escaped Government troops by jumping across the river.

The Serpent's Stone

The stone can be accessed easily from the Compass Christian Centre just off the A93, or by the unclassified road from Forter to Auchavan and the Glen Beanie track by Dalvanie Farm. 

The stone bears a curious twisting hole and... read more

The Serpent's Stone

The Serpent's Stone is a large boulder on the north side of Loch Beanie with curious markings. The story goes that a witch transformed into a snake to hid there from a local laird who blamed her for the death of his son.

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

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

The Cateran Trail

With stunning scenery and delightful villages, perfect for stopping to recharge and refuel, the Cateran Trail has something for everyone looking for a bit of an adventure.  Fill your boots with woodlands, glens, moors and... read more

The Cateran Trail

Blairgowrie town centre is the start point for the 64-mile circular Cateran Trail which offers a network of walking routes for all abilities.

https://www.pkct.org/Pages/Category/long-distance-trails

01738 477 400

Blairgowrie

Kirkmichael

The village is centred around the bridge over the River Ardle.

The name Kirkmichael means ‘The Church of St Michael’ and in Gaelic Cill Mhìcheil. The village dates back over a thousand years and was at one time an important... read more

Kirkmichael

Kirkmichael is around 13 miles from Blairgowrie and is a popular destination due to its close proximity to skiing at Glenshee and Royal Deeside as well as for myriad outdoor sporting pursuits.

Outdoor Skills

Braemar Guides

Braemar Guides

Email

07740760792

Braemar
Braemar
AB35 5XR

Blairfindy Moor Dark Sky Discovery Site

Visit one of our 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 to... read more

Blairfindy Moor 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.

www.cairngormsdarkskypark.org