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Best trails in Aboyne

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Looking for a great trail near Aboyne, Aberdeenshire? AllTrails has 9 great hiking trails, walking trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Forvie National Nature Reserve or Saint Cyrus National Nature Reserve, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Bennachie Forest or Kingshill Wood. Ready for some activity? There are 6 moderate trails in Aboyne ranging from 0.8 to 9.2 miles and from 475 to 2,057 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Aboyne
Top trails (9)
#1 - Glen Tanar Short Circular Walk
Cairngorms National Park
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 2 h 29 m
Parts of the first section are quite rocky and can be unstable to walk on. However once past that, it opens up into nice wide paths that are easy to walk on. Suitable for all ages and the scenery is beautiful. Lots of other paths to go down if you wish to make the walk longer. £3 parking and a fairly small lot.Show more
#2 - Burn O'Vat
Cairngorms National Park
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Length: 0.8 mi • Est. 25 m
A short circular walk, visiting Burn O'Vat in Deeside, Aberdeenshire. Burn O'Vat is located close to Loch Kinord, near the village of Dinnet. Formed by glacial meltwater, Burn O'Vat is a large granite cauldron, home to the Vat Burn and its beautiful waterfall. The walking route leads you through the pretty woodland alongside the stream to reach the cauldron entrance, a rocky tunnel through large boulders that leads you into the geological wonder. On the return leg you will visit a viewing platform with a panoramic view over Loch Kinord and the Dee Valley. This walk is perfect if you have kids who like scrambling over rocks, or for anyone who fancies themselves as a modern-day Indiana Jones! The woodland paths are well made, but the entrance tunnel to Burn O'Vat involves clambering over rocks within a stream that can be slippery, so please take extra-special care and wear waterproof sturdy boots. There are a few short steep climbs and descents. You will need to negotiate footbridges and steps, but there are no stiles on route. You will not be sharing any of the paths with livestock. Dogs are welcome on the walk. There are public toilets at the start of the walk. Allow 45 minutes. Show more
#3 - Glentanar Estate Circular Walk
Cairngorms National Park
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Length: 8.7 mi • Est. 4 h 5 m
Needing  break from DIY and gardening, we decided on a day our walking; preferably somewhere we had not been before.  Packed up bits and pieces for the walk, including hats and gloves (even though it's June, we ARE in Scotland) and planned to collect lunch from the shop in Aboyne.  Hah fat chance; crisps, Girdle scones and Tandoori Turkey bits were all that was on offer; good job we had brought coffee, apples, cake and Twix from the house. Weather cool and cloudy, but warm enough and dry; no need for hats and gloves. A lovely walk; easy going and not busy; just enough people about that we didn't feel lonely.Show more
#4 - Tomnaverie Stone Circle
Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 1 m
A circular walk from the village of Tarland in Aberdeenshire. If you have ever read the time-travel novel Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (also called Cross Stitch) or seen the TV series and fancy seeing a real Scottish prehistoric stone circle, then this walk is for you. It takes walkers on a route to discover the Tomnaverie Stone Circle, which is thought to date from around 4,000 years ago. For Outlander fans, this walk author does not guarantee that visitors will be transported back to Jacobean times- but nor does one guarantee they won't. The walk is relatively flat for most of the route, with one climb up to the stone circle. It follows well-made paths and grass paths, with some stretches that can be muddy or overgrown at times. You will need to negotiate several footbridges, gates and one stile. The stile is really a low set of steps over a stone wall and should be easy for both people and dogs. Allow 1.5 hours. Show more
#5 - Broom Hill Loop
Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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Length: 9.2 mi • Est. 5 h
#6 - Loch Kinord Pathway
Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 10 m
#7 - Little Ord Trail
Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 1 h 36 m
A circular walk within the Muir of Dinnet in Deeside, Aberdeenshire. This lovely walk takes in some of the ancient history of Deeside. You will see evidence of the earliest settlements in the area in the form of stone circles, the crannog (a man-made island believed to have been created by iron-age dwellers to protect themselves from attack) plus the beautiful Kinord Stone (an intricately carved Celtic cross which stands overlooking Loch Kinord and whose precise origins are unknown). Another walk on AllTrails, Burn O'Vat, starts from the same car park and makes an excellent extension to this route. The walk is relatively flat with just some gentle undulations. If follows a mix of paths through woodland and grassland, with some sections of Land Rover tracks and one stretch along a quiet road. Some stretches, especially by the loch, can be wet underfoot. You will need to negotiate several gates, but there are no stiles on route. Allow 1.5 hours. Show more
#8 - Burn O'Vat, Culblean and Loch Kinord Circuit
Cairngorms National Park
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Length: 6.8 mi • Est. 3 h 14 m
#9 - Mount Keen from Glentanar
Cairngorms National Park
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Length: 18.6 mi • Est. 9 h 36 m