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    Glentanar Estate Circular Walk


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    The Glentanar Estate Circular Walk is a laidback excursion in Cairngorms National Park that will take you through the forested grounds of an estate once under control of the Marquis of Huntly. While out walking the trail, you will meander along densely wooded pathways and enjoy views of the nearby Water of Taner, as you loop around several hills for the return leg of the walk. Although it is an intermediate length adventure, this is still a great trail for families to explore.

    Route Description for Glentanar Estate Circular Walk

    Featuring a winding river, beautifully atmospheric forest setting, and laidback terrain, the Glentanar Estate Circular Walk is an excellent route for a wide variety of outdoor enthusiasts to become acquainted with the natural beauty of Cairngorms National Park.

    Setting out from the car park, you will head to the southeast across the road and the banks of Water of Tanar in order to arrive at the visitor centre. Here, you will head right and follow the path as it leads to the southwest alongside the river, passing by Trout Loch and continuing through the dense woodland terrain surrounding a hill known as The Strone.

    After looping around the hill, you will continue making your way through the forest, following the path as it turns to the north on the return leg of the route. Take some time here to enjoy the peaceful nature of the woodland landscape, pausing for a moment at the Knockie Viewpoint to catch a sight of the beautiful scenery. From here, you will complete a final loop through the forest to the northeast, before making your return to the car park alongside the river.

    Getting to the Glentanar Estate Circular Walk Trailhead

    The trailhead for the Glentanar Estate Circular Walk can be found at the Glen Tanar car park on Glen Tanar Road.

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      Yes - On Leash

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      Older Children only

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