Victoria Bridge - Mar Lodge Estate – Victoria Bridge

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This is a short easy walk by Scottish standards. Ideal for a pre dinner stroll on those balmy evenings that we have so often! It is a short drive from Braemar. The river is the Dee and the walk along the bank is past some very shallow rapids and I am assured that it is possible to see salmon leaping at the right time of the year. The walk uphill behind the Lodge is not arduous and is just high enough to afford a wonderful view across valley. The track down can be a little wet following rain.
The Estate has had a chequered history since the sixth Earl of Mar chose the wrong side in the Jacobite rebellion. The present Lodge was built in the late nineteenth century for the Duke of Fife, who must have almost wiped out deer on the estate judging by his antler collection. The Estate is now owned and run by the National Trust for Scotland and contains a sizable chunk of the Cairngorms. If you chose to go on a Thursday evening during the summer months the estate rangers organise a tour of the grounds of the Lodge and a visit to the Ballroom and its famous antler collection.

Scotland - Northeast Scotland - Aberdeenshire - Cairngorms

Features

Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Moor, Mountains, National Trust, River, Stately Home, Wildlife
08/08/2015 - Mike Taylor

08/08/2015. Gate at Waymark 02 is padlocked, gate a short distance further on is also padlocked with a sign saying 'Footpath Closed'. Stile at Waymark 03 also has a sign saying 'Footpath Closed'. To bypass the river section continue past Waymark 02, turn left at crossroads (Waymark 11) and follow road to Mar Lodge (Waymark 10), at the lodge turn left and follow road to reach Waymark 03 and then continue with walk instructions.

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