Explore the most popular Dog Friendly trails in Scotland with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Absolutely wonderful place to go for hiking! In my opinion is the best place to go in Aberdeenshire if you like hiking and you wish to see an amazing Scottish scenery.

Well marked hiking. Beautiful point of view on arrival.

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muddy
no shade
off trail
25 days ago

The first half of the walk was very enjoyable with good views all around. However, as we started decending, it easing clear where the path went and we ended up in a bog, however, we found our way back to a path and got back on track. After that it was back to great views! Be warned that during the ascent, the climb is very steep for a good km or two. Luckily for us there was wind and cloud so we made it up just fine.

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1 month ago

Great walk, beautiful scenery!

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bridge out
no shade
1 month ago

Trail is in great condition. Most boggy areas have dried up. Approach to Loch Avon is not very suitable to cycle. Our descent off Ben Mc Dui followed a very steep course which crossed numerous bolder fields and was off trail until the valley floor. Possibly unsuitable for dogs or people unsure of foot. Overall an excellent walk. In summer there is no shade so take appropriate care. Lots of wildlife to be spotted en route.

perfect for dog walkers.

A good route to include a night by the Loch. The entire route follows a good path except for the descent to loch Dubh which is off trail down a steep slope which impedes progress. Excellent views and a large amount of wildlife about.

tough short sharp climb up to the Nevis path from the youth hostel, then easy walk down to the river and back to the hostel.

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rocky
snow
4 months ago

Amazing but bare in mind, you’ll be climbing over some rocks, it’s deemed as ‘hard trail’ for a reason

enjoyable walk for those with good fitness. paths are easily visible apart from snow coverage here and there. Great for wildlife if time is taken to look for it.

great walk, easier now with path most the way till the boulders. Also another path in through the Balmoral Estate. Think it is still usable which takes you to the Loch for the climb up.

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