(107) Tarland-Pittenderich Cairn Circuit (Aberdeenshire)

Route Summary
In clear weather there are so many temptations on this walk to stop and take in the fantastic views of the Howe of Cromar countryside and surrounding hills with a breath-taking wider mountain backdrop. The overall ascent and distance are achieved in a pleasing and gradual way.

Duration: 3.5 hours. Continue reading “(107) Tarland-Pittenderich Cairn Circuit (Aberdeenshire)”

(106) Hill of Fare Return (Aberdeenshire)

Route Summary
An accessible and uncomplicated walk in pine forest and heather moorland, with wonderful views unfolding of the surrounding Deeside and Donside countryside. The pretty little lochans near the summit are a delightful added extra.

Duration: 2.25 hours. Continue reading “(106) Hill of Fare Return (Aberdeenshire)”

(105) Huntly – Castle and River Deveron Circuit (Aberdeenshire)

Route Summary
*** As at Jan 2023 the short diversion onto the old bridge at Waypoint 4 is inaccessible due to ongoing bridge repair work ***
An easy walk from the centre of Huntly, with minimal overall ascent. The route incorporates some very scenic sections, with the impressive ruins of Huntly Castle adding an interesting historical dimension.

Duration: 1.5 hours. Continue reading “(105) Huntly – Castle and River Deveron Circuit (Aberdeenshire)”

(104) Old Logie Loop (Aberdeenshire)

Route Summary

***Due to forestry operations (at Nov 2022) it is not possible to pass through the Logie Woodlands at Waypoint 3. Instead, carry on along the rough road to Waypoint 6, turning left through the gate into the woodland (now mostly felled). This removes the northern loop, and considerably reduces the route length to 3.02 km. ***

A short walk, with an undemanding overall ascent, in pleasant mixed countryside near Pitcaple, on the banks of the River Ury. The ragged peaks of the nearby Bennachie ranger are a dominant feature of the landscape throughout. There are some interesting historical features.

Duration: 1.5 hours.

Continue reading “(104) Old Logie Loop (Aberdeenshire)”