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At present there are 13 walks to choose from, from around Ballater and Loch Kinord - and with more walks added regularly.

Old Railway Line to Cambus O May

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Starting point: Ballater village centre, the Old Railway Station square. 
Distance:  short (2.6 miles / 4.2km - assuming you return via the bus, otherwise double this)
Climb: none
Difficulty: easy 
Underfoot: mostly on a wide, flat path but can be muddy in places
Estimated time to complete: 1 hour 
Scenic value: 5 /10
Overall rating: 6 /10 

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Comments: This walk has two great features: (1) it's on a wide, flat path all the way and (2) most importantly - there is a lovely coffee-shop to stop for a coffee at the end of it. There's also two sites of particular historical interest that you'll pass on the way - Tullich Chapel (marked in purple on the map) and the surrounding graveyard and "The Souterrain" (coloured yellow), an underground storage place or perhaps hiding place that dates back to 100BC. Finally, at the end of the walk and opposite the coffee-shop is a cheese-making centre is being built and is expected to open in 2012. 

I've given the distances in this walk on the basis that you get a bus back to Ballater. There is a stop just next to the coffee-shop and buses run regularly. If you prefer you can walk back, simply double the distance and my estimated time to complete it. 


2 comments:

  1. I think you should post now. Its being a long time to read from your latest posts here.Please add more valuable post for us.

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  2. Hello, thanks for the comment. I appreciate the feedback. I've put two new walks on the site, Muir of Dinnet and Burn o' Vat. I hope you like them.

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