Ruthven and Glen Tromie Circuit

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This interesting and varied walk combines the impressive ruins of Ruthven Barracks, a crossing of remote and unmarked heather moorland, a descent through the beautiful birchwoods of Glen Tromie and then finally a popular walk through the RSPB reserve overlooking the Insh Marshes.


Some of the old right of way between Ruthven and Glen Tromie is overgrown and very boggy in places - so careful navigation needed. The return walk is on a good track and then well-waymarked trails. A burn near the start can be an obstacle after very wet weather.

Public Transport

None to start, nearest bus/train Kingussie.


Ruthven barracks ruins. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

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