Mortlich circuit, Aboyne

Head past the Loch of Aboyne and through the woods beyond to climb the steep hill of Mortlich for great views over Deeside. Navigation is quite difficult on this route, particularly when the bracken is high; careful use of the map helps.


Varied walking on minor road, short section on golf course, woodland paths and tracks, very steep climb to summit of Morlich. Complex navigation.

Public Transport

Buses to Aboyne. Traveline Scotland.


Aboyne. Map and directions.

Hillwalking in Winter

Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. All route descriptions and difficulties given here are for summer conditions. See our Winter Essentials page for basic information on the skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.

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