Scotland has the best walks routes that you can’t resist, especially in the north east Scotland. Find out top 3 best walks in North East Scotland below!
Best Walks in North East Scotland #1 Peterculter – Dumoak
This route categorized as easy walk among other routes. With the length of 5 miles, you will start your walks at Peterculter (Culter) particularly on the course of the former Deeside Railway Line. You will pass through rural landscape after leaving Culter and then follows a section on narrow country lanes before you enter the lands of Drum Castle. There are tree-lined paths that lead to Drum Castle which is a National Trust property. You can enter the castle from Easter until October. Yet, the access to the grounds is available all the time. The gardens of the castle now become a place to displayed historic roses over the countries. The route that reach a tarred road leads to the A93 is beyond the castle. The route is served by a regular bus service that you can ride back to Culter.
Best Walks in North East Scotland #2 Birnam Hill
This is a moderate walk with 4.4 miles in length. Your walk here start at Birnam (for Dunkeld) Railway Station. Your journey will pass under the railway, then turn left and follow the railway for a long distance through attractive mixed woodland. An old quarry at one point will be passed. Then, you turn away from the railway and climbing past cliffs on the side of Birnam Hill. There is a short yet highly recommended bypass to Stair Bridge at 200 m altitude. The bridge is an ancient bridge that looks out across a dramatic valley to Rohallion Lodge which an amazing turreted castle. The scenery here is complete with lake and rolling, forested hills. You can see StarthTay beyond the lodge. Your walk ends with a long but very direct ancestry through forest and the descent becomes very vertical near the end. When you walk in wet weather, great care is needed here. You pass under the railway again for a short walk back to the start point.
Best Walks in North East Scotland #3 Dunkeld – The Hermitage – Strathbraan – Dunkeld
Still in a moderate walk, this route is actually opened by Oliver O’Brien. Unfortunately, there is a section that must to be closed due to the landslide that happened. So, he decide that the route must be rerouted and rewritten. Since Oliver no longer lives in the area, the route has now been done by Richard Hardy. The start point is the railway station by heading under the A9 into Birnam Village. The alternative route is Beatrix Potter Garden. Then, you go down to the banks of the River Tay and the Braan past the Birnam Oak. Continue your walk under the grand Dunkeld Bridge and under the A9 again. The route then passes through Strathbraan and a forestry track to the Inchewan Burn.
That’s top 3 best walks in North East Scotland