(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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(186) Crathes Castle-Ley Wood-Coy Burn Circuit (Aberdeenshire)

Route Summary
An easy woodland walk with fairly gentle inclines. The route follows one of the permutations of the Red Squirrel Trail which links the Ley Wood Trail, the Coy Burn Trail, and the East Trail. There are some impressive carved wooden sculptures of woodland animals to appreciate along the way.

Duration: 2 hours.

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(185) Moulin-Pitlochry Dam-Edradour Circuit (Perthshire)

Route Summary
A varied walk with wonderful rural and mountain views throughout, taking in some of Pitlochry’s key attractions in the natural and man-made environment. The ascent back to Moulin from the River Tummel is gentle and undemanding.

Duration: 3 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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(179) Bellabeg-Bunzeach Forest-Lonach Hall Circuit (Aberdeenshire)

Route Summary
This route provides a mix of walking environments in Strathdon, with mature conifer woodland in the Bunzeach Forest complemented by open perspectives from the Upper Don valley floor and surrounding hillsides. The walk takes two diversions to raised viewpoints, near the beginning, and close to the end, with each providing wonderful and differing outlooks.

Duration: 3.5 hours.

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(178) Tomintoul Village-The Still Circuit (Moray)

Route Summary
A refreshing and undemanding little hike around and about the attractive Highland village of Tomintoul, on the roof of Moray. There are some interesting features along the way, and wonderful scenery to enjoy, throughout.

Duration: 2 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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(174) Nethy Bridge-Castle Roy Ramble (Highland)

Route Summary
An easy woodland and riverside walk with a gradual and modest ascent to the open Highland landscape surrounding the Abernethy Old Kirk and the ruins of Castle Roy where there are great views of the Cairngorm Mountains.

Duration: 3 hours.

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