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The SnowRoads and the Cairngorms National Park are world-renowned as one of the best locations to spot rare and endangered wildlife in Scotland.

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.

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.

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.

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Wildlife Watching

Wild Alba Tours

Book tours directly now - Wildlife Tours in the Cairngorms National Park and Speyside. We run bespoke and tailored wildlife and bird watchin walks and safaris in beautiful Scottish countryside and estates. If you want to get close to Mother... read more

Wild Alba Tours

www.wildalbatours.com

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The Haugh
Ballindalloch
Aberlour
AB37 9AJ

Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve

Just at the edge of the village of Dinnet, The Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve offers signposted walks through beautiful Deeside woodland and around waterlily clothed Loch Kinord. 

It is a great place for... read more

Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve

The Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve offers a blend of signposted woodland walks, wildlife spotting, open water, historic hidden gems, geological features, a visitor centre and picnic areas all in one place.

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The Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve
Dinnet
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

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

Glas Allt Waterfall

These picturesque falls can be found flowing into Loch Muick on Balmoral Estate. Take the circular route around the loch to see the waterfall and Glas Allt Shiel House built by Queen Victoria.

Loch Muick
Balmoral Estate

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.