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Craig Coillich is a 2.4 mile loop trail located near Ballater, Aberdeenshire, Scotland that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips.

Distance: 2.4 miles Elevation Gain: 711 feet Route Type: Loop

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historic site

A circular and fairly strenuous walk from the village of Ballater in Aberdeenshire. The antenna on top of what is widely known as Pannanich Hill is visible from almost anywhere in Ballater, so it is natural to wonder what the view is like from up there. Well, the answer is it's great and although it may not be apparent from the village, there is a spot where you can see down the valley without the view being obstructed by trees. This walk takes you on a loop to visit this viewpoint by the antenna. There is one thing I had better tell you though before you set out to the summit with the antenna on top is not actually Pannanich, but is actually Craig Coillich, a peak of 397m. Pannanich itself extends all the way to the bare peaks behind, reaching a peak of 601m. The walking route follows a wide Landrover track all the way up to the hill top. This is very rough underfoot and parts of it are very steep. The total climb is around 200 metres. The return leg follows a mixture of woodland paths and Landrover tracks, some parts of which can be muddy or slippery. There are no gates, stiles or livestock on route. Allow 1.5 hours.

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Tue May 28 2019

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Tue May 07 2019