Craig Coillich and Pannanich Woods, Ballater

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The steep climb through Pannanich woods to the viewpoint of Craig Coillich offers a steep hike with good views at the top and a winding woodland descent back to Ballater. Whilst not as beautiful as the ancient woodland on Craigdendarroch, the woods here are home to capercaille (as well as red squirrels). Dogs must be kept under tight control and visitors should stick to the paths to avoid disturbing these rare birds.


Forestry track and woodland paths that are steep and rocky - with slippery roots - in places.

Public Transport

Ballater is well served by buses running between Braemar and Aberdeen.


Ballater centre. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

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