Banchory - Crathes Castle - Banchory

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The walk is mainly on the level. It passes through picturesque woodland and riverbank scenery. At Milton of Crathes there is a small craft village of shops, art gallery and restaurant. The route continues through wooded paths in the grounds of the sixteenth century Crathes Castle. The castle and its world-famous gardens are open all year round. Its yew hedges date from 1702. An NTS shop and restaurant are also found at the castle.

After following another tree-lined pathway along the route of Aberdeen's water supply, the walk returns to Banchory by a short stretch through a built-up area, then revisits the riverbank.

Scotland - Northeast Scotland - Aberdeenshire - Deeside and Glen Tanar


Castle, Great Views, National Trust, Public Transport, River, Toilets
11/14/2013 - Colin Young

A remarkably rural walk in what is almost an urban area! Around waymark 14 at the railway level crossing, there is a track leading down beside the river which will take you back to Milton of Crathes across the events field. It is further from the road so much quieter to walk on! The gate at Waymark 24 is now clear and obvious - and the path beyond it open and well surfaced.