Date(s) - 16/04/2017
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Walk Details

Pub Stop?: Yes
O/S Map Sheet No.: 44
Grid Ref. Start: 479965
Grid Ref. Finish 479965
Walk (Miles): 14
Walk Hours: 7
Bus Time to Walk:1.5 hrs
Bus Time from Walk: 1 hr
Departure time from walk: 4:30 p.m.

Walk Notes

O.S.Map 44 (Ballater).

N.B. 8.00am start from Aberdeen.

The walk today is in the Glen Tanar area, near Aboyne. This area has a number of very good walks of various lengths. Three walks are suggested below, but you might think differently. Please indicate on the “attendence sheet” which walk you’ll be doing. This walk is a circular one, so members who require a shorter, or different walk – please indicate your intentions with your committee member in charge of the bus.

(1). Clachan Yell (626m). From the bus, head up the glen past Home Farm and continue SW’wards into the forest to gain a stone bridge (NGR 461 941) over the Water of Tanar. Cross this bridge and at NGR 464 939, turn right, and head on a wide track uphill to eventually reach the edge of the forest. Contour the east side of White Hill and leave this path to follow a “line of least resistance” (no path) to reach the summit of Clachan Yell. Retrace your steps back to the bus or by “Half Way Hut”.

Walking distance approx. 10miles or 14miles.

(2). Baudy Meg (488m). From the bus, cross the bridge over the Water of Tanar, past the Visitor Centre and head towards St. Elmo’s chapel. At a fork in the path, head up the Firmounth Road, above the Burn of Skinna, to the edge of the forest. At a junction in the path NGR 483 930, go left and head E’wards through the forest where we soon veer N’wards (NGR 496 929) along the east side of Baudy Meg. Climb to the summit just above this path. Descend from the summit, back to the path and continue (N’wards). At a junction NGR 498 942, head NE’wards for about 200m and go left at a junction of paths, into the forest past the west side of Black Craig. Continue through the forest to eventually reach a wide track on the edge of the forest coming in from Bridge of Ess. Turn left here and head back to St. Elmo’s chapel and onwards to the stone bridge beside the car park at the Visitor Centre. Distance approx. 9 miles.

(3). Glen Tanar and part of the Fungle Road. Cross the bridge and head E’wards behind the Braeloine Visitor Centre and continue along the south side of the Water of Tanar to cross a footbridge over the Allt Roy and continue on this path (E’wards). Once on the main forestry track, continue E’wards and take the second track right (NGR 503 969), heading uphill to a Y junction (NGR 504 967), go left here and follow the N side of Craigendinnie to eventually meet the Fungle road (NGR 521 965). Turn right here and head uphill (S’wards) passing the “rest and be thankful” stone seat and onwards towards “The Guard” cottage. Turn sharp right here, before the cottage, and your path soon swings left to a split in the path. Turn left here. Go through the forest, ford a burn, and ignore a track on the right and another on your left (NGR 498 942) and continue W’wards and downhill passing a track on your right (NGR 486 938) and onwards to join the Firmounth Road at NGR 481 942. Turn right here and head downhill into Glen Tanar. Head towards St.Elmo’s chapel and onwards to the bridge over the Water of Tanar. Your bus will be parked at the Visitor Centre carpark (NGR 480 966). Distance approx. 8 miles.

Bus departs at 4.30pm.

In the event of an emergency arising, the person in charge of the outing should be contacted, if possible, before the police are contacted.

Relevant telephone number for Grampian police is 0845 600 5700 or 999.

Committee member in charge today is Fiona Wallace


Online bookings are closed for this event. Please contact Gilbert to find out if there are spaces available.