Tom's Cairns – Finzean - Feughside Circular

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The walk starts by entering some fields and following a grassy path along the edge of a field. After passing through a gate the route enters open rough pastureland and rises to a cairn, then on to a trig point, form where you get great panoramic views over both Deeside and Feughside. Close to this there is another cairn from where you get even better views over Deeside. The walk retraces a short section before leading to a wood where the track descends quite steeply. Near to the Corsedardar war memorial, the route enters some more woods, passing a prehistoric cairn. This section is little used and hence the trail is more difficult to follow here. Once clear of this the walk approaches more open farmland before entering another wood. Eventually it leads to the River Feugh. After crossing a bridge the path closely follows the river for a short distance and then goes through a field. This was the location used by local artist Joseph Farquharson in his paintings of sheep in the snow. The walk then passes through some more woods before returning to the start past some more open countryside.

Scotland - Northeast Scotland - Aberdeenshire - Deeside and Glen Tanar

Features

Ancient Monument, Birds, Cafe, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Great Views, Hills or Fells, River, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
21/06/2015 - Colin Young

As at June 2015 the section between waymarks 8 and 10 is badly churned up by very recent forestry operations!

14/06/2014 - Colin Young

A wonderful walk with great views from the top and a fine variety of countryside. The branch at waymark 8 is very hard to see and I missed it and carried on to waymark 10 on the muddy track - then had to retrace my steps! I suggest the following description for waymark 8:- 'Approx. 200 m after the road there is a wide grassy clearing in the trees. Look for a twin stemmed silver birch on your right - opposite this across the clearing on your left a space in the trees can be discerned - this is your onward path' The track from waymark 9 is easily seen though covered in vegetation. It is preferable to the muddy track suggested as a possible alternative At waymark 19 although there is no stile there is a poly bag round the barbed wire!