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Tomnaverie Stone Circle is a 2.2 mile loop trail located near Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, Scotland and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and running.

Length 2.2 mi Elevation gain 183 ft Route type Loop

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Historic site

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Getting There

A circular walk from the village of Tarland in Aberdeenshire. If you have ever read the time-travel novel Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (also called Cross Stitch) or seen the TV series and fancy seeing a real Scottish prehistoric stone circle, then this walk is for you. It takes walkers on a route to discover the Tomnaverie Stone Circle, which is thought to date from around 4,000 years ago. For Outlander fans, this walk author does not guarantee that visitors will be transported back to Jacobean times- but nor does one guarantee they won't. The walk is relatively flat for most of the route, with one climb up to the stone circle. It follows well-made paths and grass paths, with some stretches that can be muddy or overgrown at times. You will need to negotiate several footbridges, gates and one stile. The stile is really a low set of steps over a stone wall and should be easy for both people and dogs. Allow 1.5 hours.

Tarland is located about five miles northwest of Aboyne and 30 miles west of Aberdeen. The walk starts and finishes in the centre of Tarland village, in The Square. If you are coming by public transport, there are bus stops at the junction between Bridge Street and The Square. If you are coming by car, there is free parking in The Square. Approximate post code AB34 4TX.

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Mark Rands
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Hiking

Essentially walking adjacent to fields. A relatively easy walk on the edge of Tarland. Stone circle perched on Crest of a small hill - not as good as the one at Daviot but worth a visit.

Katelyn Hertel
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Hiking
First to Review

Well kept trail, with nice views of the surrounding mountains and fields. Nice walk through Drummy Wood as well. The town square has an information point with maps of other nearby trails and brochures about the historical sites you'll see along the way.

Wasil Jawad
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Hiking
Ophélie Diel
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