There are many walks available in and around the Aboyne area. A walk from the house along the banks of the River Dee will take you directly into the village from where a circular route around Aboyne Castle will bring you back to the house. Alternatively crossing the river Dee, a short walk takes you to the little known Queen’s Loch at the bottom of the Fungle hill.
A short drive out of the village opens up numerous options including the way marked paths on the Glen Tanar estate, Cambus O’May, Burn O’Vat, Muir of Dinnet Nature Reserve or the Cairngorms National Park with walks through some of Scotlands finest ancient Scots pine woods.
A multitude of smaller peaks such as Clachnaben, Morven, Craigendinne, Birsemhor and Culblean are also within easy reach of the house and for the more experienced hill walking enthusiast there are numerous Munros in the Cairngorm mountains. Mount Keen which is Scotland’s most easterly Munro is both visible and accessible from the house. Similarly, the majestic Lochnagar is only a short drive away.
Living in the area since 1996 and keen outdoor enthusiasts, we have experienced many of the walks on family days out. We like nothing more than sharing this information to enable guests to enjoy similar experiences.
There are numerous walking books in the bookcase and Walkhighlands is an invaluable and resourceful website for descriptions and maps. We are also more than happy to print off any maps or directions for our guests.