Braemar - Around Craig Leek

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Craig Leek is a craggy conical hill 635 metres high. It has steep limestone cliffs on its south-east face and mature mixed woodland on its south-west face around Invercauld House. This route makes a clockwise circuit around the hill, starting from the walkers' car park at Keiloch, just off the A93. An avenue flanked by massive trees provides an easy start to the walk before a long, gradual climb through gradually thinning woodland on an old drove road leads to the high point of the walk on open moorland to the north of Craig Leek. From here you have great views west to the Cairngorms and east along the Dee Valley to Lochnagar. A long, gradual descent on grassy slopes leads below the cliffs on the eastern side to reach a vehicle track in the Felagie Glen. The track leads back to the car park, passing Felagie Cottage and a sawmill on the way.

Scotland - Northeast Scotland - Aberdeenshire - Braemar and Balmoral

Features

Great Views, Hills or Fells, Moor, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland

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24.9 Miles