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Susan Mitchell reviewed Craigendarroch Summit
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Hiking

Lovely walk through the trees to the most beautiful view of Ballater and the surrounding area. Although steep and a view rocks in parts an easy to moderate walk.

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Áine Heddle reviewed Little Ord Trail
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Walking

Nice easy/moderate family friendly walk, depending on your ability. Mostly nice flat circuit......last 1-2kms quite rocky and a few fun mini hills after the Celtic standing stone. Great trail. Nice few areas to picnic near the Loch. Would advise dog walkers to keep dogs on leads as adders are popular in the grassy bits.

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Áine Heddle reviewed Burn O'Vat
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Walking

Beautiful scenic walk, climbed the waterfall scrambled the rocks. Easier walk available but we love a challenge. Family friendly and fun. Top day out

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Joe Duncan reviewed Craig Coillich
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First to Review

Nice walk with a great view at the top. Is quite steep on the way up.

Wendy Rattray reviewed Craigendarroch Summit
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Hiking

Amazing walk. Quite rockt in places so steady footing is required. Somehow I managed to come off the trail on the decent and ended up on a bike trail. I came out on Morven way so walked along a foot path 1.1miles which took me back into Ballater village. Will definitely walk it again and hopefully complete the loop this time. Amazing natural path with so much beauty - an abundance of blueberries on the way up and down. Summit is just beautiful!! Shaded all the way but the summit is in the open.

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Hiking

very nice

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Natalie Gemmill reviewed Cairnwell 52, 53 and 54
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HikingNo shadeOff trailRocky

My friend and I completed the Cairnwell Trio. Great walk, really nice day and the views were lovely.

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Isabell Mehl reviewed Cairnwell 52, 53 and 54
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HikingNo shade

Amazing hike, good trails but relatively strong winds. Beautiful views from Càrn nan Sac - so highly recommending the extra loop.

Rebecca Morrice reviewed Craigendarroch Summit
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Walking

Lovely walk, we done this with our dog in tow who absolutely loved it. Completed it on a sunny day, a lot of shade until you get to the top which is great. I would say this is easy-moderate, if you're not used to walking up somewhat steep inclines in areas, then I would say practice on some other walks first! The views from the top are beautiful and definitely worth the wee trek ahead. If you are taking a dog with you, there aren't any bins on the walk so be prepared to carry any waste with you, shouldn't be difficult for only a short walk. The entrance is hidden slightly, there is parking near the church, turn down Provost Craig Road and there is a waste centre on the right where you can park. from there, walk past the church and along down to Craigendarroch Walk (about a 2 minute walk from car park, go down that road slightly and on the left there is a gated house in the corner and then a little grass alleyway with a gate - go through that gate and then follow the guide on your AllTrails maps.

Fiona R. reviewed Three Stones Hill Circular
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Walking

lovely quiet walk with lovely views and good paths. definitely need to use the map as signs not very visible.

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HikingBugs
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Hiking

Second time being back here. Took the short one this time. Dogs loved it and it’s an easier walk for us too. Definitely one of my favourites.

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Áine Heddle reviewed Hill of Three Stones: Short Loop
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HikingBugs

An ok trail, nothing particularly special about it. One big circular dirt track road. It’s fine to get dog out for a stretch but it’s very basic......she spent most of her time in the continuous stagnant burns! (Bring a towel). No dog poop bin just a general waste and recycling bin at the parking area. Few nice views of the hills around but mostly views of felled trees and forestry work. No path to the highest point , loads of rotting trees, as it’s just a SSE substation. Good for mountain bikers/horse riders, not so good if looking of escape......you can hear road noise for the first 1.5km. Not much wild life to see. Lots of insects. Good if you want don’t want to see people.......met one other person the whole time we were there.

Shannon Maitland reviewed Three Stones Hill Circular
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HikingBugs

The worst flys I have ever seen in my life

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Becky C. reviewed Mount Keen
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HikingRocky

easy path to follow. 2 mile flat walk before ascent. Beautiful location, such space/vastness

Graham Ross reviewed Glentanar Estate Circular Walk
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HikingGreat!
First to Review

Do like coming back to Glen Tanar, views are stunning. Do need to get there early as car park fills up quick. £3 parking but Machine has been upgraded so you can use your card now. Footing very easy and you do see people of all ages out walking. Definitely becoming a favourite and will come back to do some of the longer trails linked to Glen Tanar.

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Graham Ross reviewed Drumtochty Forest
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HikingMuddyOff trailOver grown
First to Review

Car park is a good size, no parking meter. Really enjoyed this trail. Nice and wide, easy to walk path all the way up. The climb starts right from the car park. We followed the red guide line all the way up but could see some trails splitting off the main track. Will come back to try them. On the way back down we decide to split off the main road and follow one of the other paths to turn the walk into a bit of a loop. The trail we took was over grown and had a steep descent in some parts. But some nice views and brought you out right at the car park.

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Charlene Foster reviewed Cairnwell 52, 53 and 54
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HikingMuddyNo shadeOff trailRocky

Great hike however today was really foggy and I lost the path and got into a bit of difficulty resulting in missing out in reaching Cairnwell, reached three out of four Munro’s

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Hiking

Brilliant walk however i’d advise to follow the directional route shown as i decided to go the opposite way round the loop and seriously regretted it

Jonathan Torbet reviewed Mount Keen
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Hiking

Great walk walk through the valley to an easy ascent to the summit.. managed to spot adders masking on the paths, great for beginners.

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Hiking

super trail for families, lots to see and loads of space!

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Graham Ross reviewed Three Stones Hill Circular
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Hiking

Done this trail many times. We decided to go round anti clockwise. When we got down the bottom we decided to mix it up a little and split of the main track to the right and follow the river. Some really nice spots for you to stop take in the fresh air and just enjoy the day. This path can be a nightmare if it has been raining a few days in a row. Plenty of potholes which can make walking awkward.

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Katherine Stoddart reviewed Hill of Three Stones: Short Loop
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Hiking

Great walk, easy to follow, dog friendly, nice views, good wind shelter

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