Craig Mellon Circular Walk
The Craig Mellon Circular Walk is a great adventure in Cairngorms National Park that will lead you through two charming glens that flank Craig Mellon. While out walking the trail, you will pass through Glendoll Forest and follow along the banks of White Water to the northwest, before traversing the rugged terrain of the mountains to make the return alongside the River South Esk. This is a fantastic route that offers a good variety of terrain and plenty of scenic views.
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Route Description for Craig Mellon Circular Walk
Featuring pleasant riverside settings throughout the route and wonderful views of the surrounding mountains, the Craig Mellon Circular Walk is a fantastic adventure for anyone looking to explore the natural beauty of Cairngorms National Park.
Setting out from the trailhead, you will head west along Jock’s Road and enter into the cover of Glendoll Forest, taking some time to appreciate the beautiful woodland setting as you make your way alongside the banks of White Water. Eventually, the trail will exit the tree cover and begin climbing more steeply uphill, turning to the northwest just after passing Cairn Lunkard.
Here, you will traverse the undulating landscape to the north of Craig Mellon, continuing on until you begin to descend into another valley and meet up with the banks of the River South esk. Following the river to the southeast, you will work your way through the glan and enjoy amazing views of the surrounding peaks, before arriving back at the car park where you began your journey.
Getting to the Craig Mellon Circular Walk Trailhead
The trailhead for the Craig Mellon Circular Walk can be found at the Glendoll car park, 5.3 km northwest of Clova.
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