(188) Cabrach-Blackwater Lodge Return (Moray)

Route Summary
Although a little longer than our usual 10 km limit, this route offers a rewarding exploration of the Cabrach, once a busy focus of upland agriculture (and illicit whisky distilling), with a population of over 1,000, now reduced to less than a tenth of that number. The special natural environment, culture and heritage of the area is now promoted and developed by the Cabrach Trust.

Duration: 4 hours.

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(184) Suie Old Military Road-Knock Saul Circuit (Aberdeenshire)

Route Summary
Although Knock Saul is a low-level hill, with an uncomplicated approach and ascent to the summit, it provides great views in all directions. The view over the Howe of Alford is also particularly good as you walk around the south side of the hill at a mid-level. Cleared forestry also provides the initial and final sections on the route with excellent views down the Tullynessle glen, and beyond, to the south-west.

Duration: 2.25 hours.

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(183) Logie Coldstone-Wells of Poldhu-Auchnerran Circuit (Aberdeenshire)

Route Summary
A very scenic circuit taking in mature open woodland, grassy meadows, a moorland vantage point, and mixed farmland. The curious and charming Poldhu Wells, visited at an early point on the route are an interesting feature of the walk which is mostly over gently undulating ground, with one fairly gradual ascent to a viewpoint on Roar Hill, under Morven.

Duration: 3.25 hours.

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(181) Glen Rosa-Brodick Bay Circuit (Isle of Arran)

Route Summary
A very varied walk under the Goatfell range, introducing a mix of Arran landscapes, taking in woodland, waterfalls, moorland, mountain views, farmland, a golf course, and a sandy beach. Visits to the Arran Heritage Museum and Brodick Castle and Country Park are recommended, but optional.

Duration: 3 hours.

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(176) Blue Cairn Stone Circle-Hill of Allamuc Circuit (Aberdeenshire)

Route Summary
There are great views, particularly of the Howe of Cromar, on this varied walk up to and around the summit area of Hill of Allamuc, on the north-eastern slopes of Morven Hill. After visiting an ancient burial cairn and stone circle on the wooded ascent, a steady climb through moorland achieves some very fine outlooks in all directions.

Duration: 3 hours.

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(169) Tillypronie-Baderonoch-Reinacharn Circuit (Aberdeenshire)

Route Summary
A short and relatively easy hill-walk in mixed countryside, near Tarland, to a low moorland hill-top where panoramic views can be enjoyed. There are 3 man-made commemorative stone features on the route that provide further interest and stimulation.

Duration: 1.5 hours.

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(167) Linn of Dee-Glen Lui Townships (Aberdeenshire)

Route Summary
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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(166) Braemar-Two Rivers Ramble (Aberdeenshire)

Route Summary
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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(163) Strachan-Scolty Hill Circuit (Aberdeenshire)

Route Summary
This quieter approach, from the southern side, to the summit of the popular Scolty Hill near Banchory, provides fine scenic opportunities at every turn on the route. The tower monument at the top can be ascended by an internal staircase to provide even better all-around views.

Duration: 3.5 hours

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(162) Braes of Morven-Roar Hill Circuit (Aberdeenshire)

Route Summary
There are great views, particularly of the Howe of Cromar, on this vigorous little hill-walk on the eastern slopes of Morven Hill, steadily gaining more than 300 meters ascent over a relatively short distance to achieve some fine outlooks in all directions.

Duration: 3 hours.

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