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Little Ord Trail is a 3.5 mile loop trail located near Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, Scotland that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking.

Length3.5 miElevation gain278 ftRoute typeLoop
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Getting There

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.

The walk starts and finishes at the Burn O’Vat Visitor Centre on the B9119, about 2.5 miles from Dinnet village (between Cambus O’May and Tarland). The centre is signposted from the A93 Aberdeen to Ballater road. Approximate post code AB34 5NB.

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isaac gutierrez
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Áine Heddle
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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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Graham Ross
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Hiking
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We followed the paths that lead all the way round the loch. Mostly stone path, a few sections where you are following grass path. Small section asks for dogs to be kept on the lead due to Adder snakes in the area. Seems to be very popular with campers as you walk past a lot of tents and you can see where a lot of small fires have been used in the past. Can see why they stay, would consider a sleepover myself. Enjoyed the walk and the views.

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Zack M
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