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Walking

Walking in and around Braemar in the Cairngorms National Park

Braemar is a beautiful village to explore on foot, there are 6 waymarked trails around the village. From Braemar Caravan Park you can join the Queens drive and the Lions Face routes, beautiful routes through Pine forests with spectacular views of the village and the mountains beyond. There is also easy access to the routes which takes you along the river Dee, one to walk up Creag Chonnich, one that takes you around to magical Morrone Birkwoods and the more strenuous walk up Morrone, the mountain which towers over Braemar Caravan Park.

Walking on Invercauld Estate

Invercauld Estate has 12 munros and 8 corbetts, with access to many more on neighbouring estates.

Invercauld Estate has two car parks which are ideally located to explore some of Invercauld Estates finest landscape. Auchallater Car Park is just to the south of Braemar Caravan Park. Auchallater car park is where you can start or finish walking Jocks road, walk to Loch Callater or start a number of spectacular hill walks to the many Munros accessible from there.

Keiloch is another car park on Invercauld Estate, 3 miles to the East of Braemar, and is the start of some spectacular walks and cycles through some breathtaking glens, and can lead to some spectacular hill walks.

Walking in the Cairngorms

Braemar Caravan Park is an ideal location if you are coming to Braemar to enjoy walking in the Cairngorms. Auchallater and Keiloch described above are two fantastic points to start your walks in this area, but there is so much to see in this beautiful part of Scotland, the information here is just a few of our favourites to whet your appetite.

There are many walking routes which begin from various car parking areas and lay bys on the A93 south of Braemar along Glenshee, including Spittal of Glenhee, Baddoch and Cairnwell.

Just 6 miles from Braemar Caravan Park, the Linn of Dee is part of the Mar lodge estate owned by National Trust for Scotland, and is a spectacular place whether you want a short stroll, a long route through the glens, or to tackle some of the more challenging hill walking routes. The Lairig ghru starts from Linn of Dee, one of the most famous and spectacular hill passes in Scotland. From Linn of Dee you can also reach 3 of the 4 highest mountains in Britain, Ben Macdui, Braeriach and Cairn Toul.

Inverey Car park is 5 miles from Braemar Caravan Park on the road towards the Linn of Dee. Glen Ey is a spectacular Glen, where you can walk to the famous Colonels bed, a fantastic place to visit while you are visiting the area.

If you would like some guidance walking in this spectacular area, Sue Harper runs Braemar Mountain Guides and is a qualified International Mountain Leader. She has walked and climbed all over the world and was one of the first British women to stand on the summit of Everest.

Braemar Guides offer walks of all levels:

• Easy local walks around the village
• Low-level walking through the glens
• Hill walking
• Navigation instruction

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