This is an interesting and rewarding hike in the scenic but de-populated landscape of upper Deeside. The walk is accessed from a lay-by on the busy A93 road between Crathie and Braemar but soon provides a sense of solitude and remoteness, on the way to the lonely “clachan” at Auchtaven.
Duration: 3.5 hours.
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Although overlooked by high hills this is a gentle hike in a special place, suitable for most walkers. It is readily possible to modify the route to take in only the River Dee and Lui Water sections, or the walk distance can be extended by 3.5 km, to the Derry Hunting Lodge.
Duration: 3 hours.
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When visiting the attractive village of Braemar, this walk makes for a gentle introduction to the highland landscape of Upper Strathdee, with tantalising glimpses of the Cairngorms.
Duration: 2 hours.
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This walk visits a place of extraordinary beauty where the Quioch Water is forced through narrow channels in an otherwise peaceful spot amongst heather and tall pine trees. The complete route is only suitable for experienced walkers who are up for an “assault course” experience!
Duration: 2 hours.
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A very scenic walk in the sheltered mature woodland on the slopes of Craig Leek, above the Invercauld mansion house. There are good views at every turn on the track of the mountainous Highland landscape all around, towering above the valley of the River Dee near Braemar.
Duration: 2.25 hours.
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Without too much effort, this walk provides a great opportunity to experience a special natural environment unique to the Scottish Highlands, and some wonderful views of upper Deeside and the Cairngorm Mountains. The route also takes in a visit to the venue for the Braemar Gathering.
Duration: 2.5 hours.
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An invigorating climb through mature pines to the summit of Creag Choinnich, overlooking Braemar, is rewarded by a fine array of mountain views. The route then drops lower to encircle the hill, while still offering some enchanting outlooks, particularly of the upper Dee Valley.
Duration: 3 hours. Continue reading “(075) Braemar-Creag Choinnich Circuit (Aberdeenshire)”