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Burn O'Vat is a 0.8 mile loop trail located near Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, Scotland that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

Distance: 0.8 miles Elevation Gain: 137 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

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forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

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.

walking
1 month ago

This was a great walk

hiking
10 months ago

This Trail is all about the scenery. Beautiful views and amazing hidden cave. Well worth the short walk and a must at least once.

hiking
11 months ago

Nice, short trail with some variety of scenery and a pretty waterfall in a unique location. We hiked this our second day in Scotland, and it was a pleasant introduction to the countryside. It's very easy, with only a short, mild uphill component. Fun place to wander at a leisurely pace, and it wasn't terribly crowded. Nice views out from the forest at the top. For anyone not into even the short climb, the section to the waterfall and back is extremely mild, and the rock "tunnel" isn't nearly as bad as it can look in photos. It's really quite wide and open.

Amazing! Discover a hidden jungle

hiking
11 months ago

nice walk with the dog

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