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Royal Deeside Mountains and Glens

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Royal Deeside Mountains and Glens

Glen Muick  is situated within the borders of the Royal Balmoral Estate; surrounded by the high Royal Deeside mountains. Loch Muick is 2 miles long and the walk around the loch enjoys spectacular scenery. Queen Victoria’s lodge is the white building near the centre of the photo.

Lochnagar is a former volcano & can be walked to from the car park at Glen Muick.   The Loch below Lochnagar is actually the vent of the former volcano. Snow can usually be found on Lochnagar for much of the year.

Glen Tanar is Royal Deeside’s other picturesque glen, often overlooked by visitors to Glen Muick.

The Burn of Vat near Dinnet is a scenic pothole formed by an ancient glaciier

The Kinord Stone is an ancient Christian Pictish Cross Slab around 1,200 years old.

Tomnaverie Standing Stones near Tarland are thought to be over 4,000 years old.

Queens View is a terrific place to see the whole panoramic view of Royal Deeside unfold, and is located above Tarland on the B9119 road

The Falls of Feugh near Banchory is where you can get a fantastic view of salmon leaping upstream. The picturesque Bridge of Feugh features a pedestrian viewing platform right over the falls.