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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.

Victor Gaffney Cairn and Viewpoint

Visitors to this viewpoint are rewarded with views of the Cairngorms and the River Avon.  Just a short walk from the Campdalmore car park, a cairn stands in memory of local historian, Dr. Victor Gaffney.

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Victor Gaffney Cairn and Viewpoint

A cairn in memory of local historian, Dr. Victor Gaffney, stands at just a short walk from the Campdalmore car park with views of the Cairngorms and the River Avon.

Tomintoul Bird Hide

This bird hide is located in Tomintoul which is on the Glenlivet Estate.  The area is a stronghold for wading birds and is one of the best breeding areas in North East  of Scotland. 

Curlew, Lapwing, Oystercatcher, Snipe... read more

Tomintoul Bird Hide

Pay a visit to the hide to see how many Curlew, Lapwing (Peesies), Oystercatcher, Snipe and Redshank you can spot in one of the best breeding areas for waders in the North East of Scotland.

Tomintoul/Glenlivet Estate

The Watchers Art Installation and A Moment in Time

Corgarff Castle was originally built in 1550 by the Forbes clan and has been a site of great significance for several tumultuous events throughout its history.

Though small in scale, the white-harled Castle stands in stark isolation... read more

The Watchers Art Installation and A Moment in Time

One of three scenic route installation on the Snow Roads enticing you to discover new perspectives on stunning viewpoints. Four specially commissioned sculptural seats on the infamous A939 Lecht Road which sits at 637m above sea level offers spectacular views towards Corgarff Castle.

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. 

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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

Loch Callater

You can take a seven mile walk from the Auchallater car park just south of Braemar.  You can also walk around the loch but this is a slightly more demanding route and involves crossing the inflow river.  

The loch is... read more

Loch Callater

Loch Callater is freshwater loch around five miles south of Braemar.

Loch Callater, Braemar

Linn of Quoich

This spot offers a  picturesque stopping point and a quieter option to the nearby Linn of Dee.   The area was a favourite of Queen Victoria.

Take the alking route through beautiful forests from the car park which also has... read more

Linn of Quoich

The Linn of Quoich, or the Earl of Mar's Punch Bowl, is a natural hole in a rock midstream that was used as a punchbowl at the end of hunting deer in the neighbouring forest.

Braemar
AB35 5YB (post code approximate)

Linn of Dee (access to Lairig Ghru)

Take the walk starting at the Linn of Dee car park (postcode below is approximate)  through charming woodland to the bridge over the River Dee.   Enjoy the rush of water and spectacular rock formations as the River Dee, flowing down... read more

Linn of Dee (access to Lairig Ghru)

A lovely walk visits the beautiful 300-metre natural rock gorge called the Linn of Dee. A famous beauty spot historically favoured by Queen Victoria.

Braemar, Mar Lodge,
AB35 5YB (post code approximate)

Kinord Cross

The Kinord Cross is a beautifully carved ornate slab, located on the shores of Loch Kinord, which dates to the end of the Pictish era.  Despite the passing of over 1000 years the carving of interlaced pattern remains... read more

Kinord Cross

An excellently preserved Christian monument from the end of the Pictish period, carved in the 9th century.

Kinord Cross
Dinnet
AB34 5NB

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

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.