(145) Tarland-The Petts Circuit (Aberdeenshire)

Route Summary
Leaving the rolling farmland behind, the mid-section of this varied walk involves a steady climb through mature conifers to an open viewpoint over Tarland, the Howe of Cromar, and a wider mountain landscape to the South and West.

Duration: 2.75 hours.

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(127) Coull-Tarland Way-Gallow Hill Circuit (Aberdeenshire)

Route Summary
A relatively easy walk, initially following a good way-marked trail. On the return route there is a gradual ascent into a pine wood on good forest roads before gently dropping back into the farmland surrounding the old church at Coull.

Duration: 2.5 hours. Continue reading “(127) Coull-Tarland Way-Gallow Hill Circuit (Aberdeenshire)”

(120) Tarland-Tomnaverie-Sun Seat Trail (Aberdeenshire)

Route Summary
This is an interesting countryside walk in beautiful surroundings. The route is mostly on well-maintained grassy paths and minor roads, with only gentle ascents and descents. There are points of local interest along the way, notably the ancient stone circle at Tomnaverie.

Duration: 2.75 hours. Continue reading “(120) Tarland-Tomnaverie-Sun Seat Trail (Aberdeenshire)”

(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)”

(097) Tarland-Muirton Wood-Culsh Earth House Loop (Aberdeenshire)

Route Summary
A fairly easy ramble in the Howe of Cromar, well known for its beautiful rolling patchwork of fields and woodlands set against a mountain backdrop to the West. The key historical point of interest on the route is the ancient “souterrain” known as the Culsh Earth House.

Duration: 2.5 hours. Continue reading “(097) Tarland-Muirton Wood-Culsh Earth House Loop (Aberdeenshire)”

(093) Craiglich Hill (Howe of Cromar) (Aberdeenshire)

Route Summary
Over a relatively short distance, this is a fine hill-walk through mixed woodland, pine forest and heather moors. The views over the Howe of Cromar to the Cairngorms are particularly stunning, but there are wonderful perspectives all around Deeside and Aberdeenshire to enjoy.

Duration: 2.75 hours. Continue reading “(093) Craiglich Hill (Howe of Cromar) (Aberdeenshire)”

(066) Tarland-Knockargerty Hill Circuit (Aberdeenshire)

Route Summary
An enjoyable excursion into the pretty countryside around Tarland, between Donside and Deeside. The route takes a gradual, gentle ascent to the top of Knockargerty Hill where there are exhilarating panoramic views. The sites of two ancient monuments are visited along the way.

Duration: 2.75 hours. Continue reading “(066) Tarland-Knockargerty Hill Circuit (Aberdeenshire)”

(056) Tarland-Tomnaverie Stone Circle Circuit (Aberdeenshire)

Route Summary
The walk, in a figure of 8 loop, at first encircles the pretty Tarland golf course before setting out for the evocative Tomnaverie stone circle, where the panoramic views are even more breath-taking. The return leg, through a large mature woodland makes for very pleasant walking.

Duration: 3 hours. Continue reading “(056) Tarland-Tomnaverie Stone Circle Circuit (Aberdeenshire)”