Over a relatively short distance, this is a good hill walk through moorland, involving some steep ascents. The starkness of white-walled Corgarff Castle in the upland landscape, proximity to the Cairngorms and the high hills of upper Deeside, add to the sense of remoteness.
Duration: 2.75 hours. Continue reading “(128) Corgarff Castle-Carn Oighreag Circuit (Aberdeenshire)” →
This walk through pine forest and heather, above upland pasture at Glenbuchat in Strathdon, provides many opportunities for exhilarating views. The route is short, at just over 6 km, but involves a fairly steep climb with just over 360 m in overall ascent.
Duration: 3 hours. Continue reading “(088) Ben Newe (from the East) (Aberdeenshire)” →
This walk in the Angus Glens is characterised by open views of the sheep grazing country and high hills of the eastern Cairngorms. The short, but steep, ascent to the imposing monument at the top of the Hill of Rowan is rewarded by a fantastic panorama.
Duration: 3 hours. Continue reading “(078) Tarfside-Hill of Rowan Circuit (Angus)” →
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)” →
A well-known walk that relentlessly climbs through pine woods, thinning out as you reach the massive Fyrish Monument, shaped to represent the gates on the old city wall of the Indian city of Negapatam during the late 18th C. There are wonderful views of the Cromarty Firth area.
Duration: 3 hours. Continue reading “(071) Fyrish Monument Jubilee Walk (Highland)” →
A fairly short walk in pine forest at beautiful Glen Affric. The 238m overall ascent on the route is compensated for by the scenic attractions of the fast-running River Affric, the peaceful Coire Loch, and the fabulous view westwards up the Glen from the highest point reached.
Duration: 2.5 hours. Continue reading “(070) Glen Affric-Dog Falls-Coire Loch Circuit (Highland)” →
A circular route to the highest of the Correen Hills where there are outstanding views, not only of the Howe of Alford and Strathdon countryside below, but also to many of the distinctive hills and mountains in the Grampian area. There are interesting historical associations.
Duration: 4 hours. Continue reading “(069) Terpersie-Manabattock-Lord Arthur’s Hill (Aberdeenshire)” →
An excellent half-day hill walk incorporating a good mix of pine forest, heather moorland and farmland environments. Along the way there are lots of opportunities to rub shoulders with the history and myth associated with the Bennachie range.
Duration: 3.5 hours. Continue reading “(065) Craigshannoch-Old Turnpike Road Circular (Aberdeenshire)” →
Unusually, this is a circular walk to the Tap o’ Noth, a distinctive hill in remote hill-farming country. The route to the ancient stone fort at the summit provides wonderful open views as the track gently ascends. The final approach to the summit is on a steep moorland path.
Duration: 2.75 hours. Continue reading “(018) Tap o’ Noth Circular (Aberdeenshire)” →