Sgor Buidhe circuit, Ballater
This fine moorland walk leaves Ballater along the old railway line before taking a forest up onto the moorland of Sgor Buidhe. It then continues across the open moors with excellent views before descending through the woods and finishing alongside the River Dee.
Forest and moorland tracks.
Ballater is well served by buses running between Braemar and Aberdeen.
Ballater Tourist Information / Old Railway station.
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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There are 4 user reports for this walk - click to read them.