Sgor Buidhe circuit, Ballater

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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.

Public Transport

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


Ballater Tourist Information / Old Railway station. 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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