Loch Kinord and Burn o' Vat

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A pleasant walk through woods of birch and pine trees in an area rich in wild life, an SSSI. It starts at a car park in the hamlet of Dinnet and after a spell in mainly birch woods, crosses a couple of fields in open farmland and then follows close by the shore of Loch Kinord where the remains of a crannog have been found. The walk continues on marked paths, passing a carved Celtic cross, then on through wooded moorland. About halfway round, the Muir of Dinnet Nature Reserve visitor centre is reached. This is found at the start of a trail which leads to the Burn o' Vat, a large rock amphitheatre carved out of rock by fluvio-glacial activity at the end of the last Ice Age. After the visitor centre the walk again returns to a wooded landscape and passes the lochs on the way back to the start.

Scotland - Northeast Scotland - Aberdeenshire - Banff and Buchan


Ancient Monument, Birds, Food Shop, Great Views, Lake/Loch, Moor, Nature Trail, Pub, Public Transport, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
1/3/2008 - Ruth Hawkins

We did this walk last summer whilst on holiday in the area - this walk was the highlight of our week. Burn O'Vat is spectacular and well worth the detour - very highly recommended! No problems with any of the directions - only point to mention was that the toilets at the visitor centre were closed, possibly as it was mid-week.