Date(s) - 14/04/2024
8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Walk Details

Pub Stop?: If Time Permits
O/S Map Sheet No.: 37
Grid Ref. Start: 280 000
Grid Ref. Finish 280 000
Walk (Miles): 11
Walk Hours: 5.5
Bus Time to Walk:2 hrs
Bus Time from Walk: 2 hrs
Departure time from walk: 3:30 pm

Walk Notes

Bus departs Aberdeen at 08.00am

O.S. Map 37  


Today’s circular walk is from Braenaloin on theB976 old military road between Deeside and Donside. The walk is mainly on good tracks taking in the summit of Geallaig Hill before descending to walk above the River Gairn.

Main Walk:- The walk starts at Braenaloin NGR 280 000 on the B976 road, walk down the road for a short distance to a land rover track on the right, which climbs  SouthEastwards to gain the summit of Geallaig Hill. 743m/2437ft. From the summit return on the same track for a short distance to pick up a track on the left heading SouthWest downhill to a junction at NGR 276975. Take the track on the right which continues downhill over the 568m hill to reach the B976 road. Turn left SouthWest and walk along the road for approx. 0.5mile/0.8km to a track on the right at NGR 261 982. This track heads NorthWest crossing the Coulach an Burn then North to pass Blairglass. Continue on this track to NGR 248 008 just East of Daldownie. Take the track on the right which follows the River Gairn and passes Rineten to return to our start point at Braenaloin.

Distance approx. 11miles/17.7km   1434ft/437m ascent

Total distance: 17436 m
Max elevation: 742 m
Min elevation: 347 m
Download file: Braenaloin-Geallaig-hill.gpx

Short Walk:- Walk along the River Gairn and return. From the start at Braenaloin cross the road and take the track NorthWest which passes Rineten and follows the River Gairn Westwards passing Daldownie to reach a bridge over the river. Return by the same route. This walk can be shortened by returning at any point.

Distance approx. 7.5miles/12km   318ft/97m ascent

Total distance: 11721 m
Max elevation: 412 m
Min elevation: 347 m
Download file: Braenaloin-to-River-Gairn.gpx

Bus departs 3.30pm for Aberdeen at 5.30pm

The above notes are for guidance only and are intended as an aid to be used along with a map and compass and/or a GPS device with OS maps.

In the event of an emergency arising, the person in charge of the bus today should be notified, if possible, before the emergency services are contacted on 999.

Committee member in charge of today’s walk is Fiona Wallace. Mob.07715239042


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