Date(s) - 03/03/2024
9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Walk Details

Pub Stop?: If Time Permits
O/S Map Sheet No.: 37
Grid Ref. Start: 459 987
Grid Ref. Finish 459 987
Walk (Miles): 10
Walk Hours: 5.5
Bus Time to Walk:2 hrs
Bus Time from Walk: 1.5 hrs
Departure time from walk: 6:00 pm

Walk Notes

Aberdeen Hillwalking Club
Loch Kinord Circular
3rd March 2024 Bus departs Aberdeen at 9.00am
O.S. Map 37 (Strathdon and Alford)
The walk today starts at the small Deeside village of Dinnet near the shores of Loch Kinord.
Two routes are suggested, one is a walk along part of the Deeside Way track to Turnerhall returning via the Burn o’ Vat Visitor Centre and Loch Kinord The second is a circular route around Loch Kinord using paths along either shores of the loch.
Route1:- The Deeside Way, Burn o’ Vat and Loch Kinord.
From the car park at Dinnet (NGR459987), cross the A93 road and access the Deeside Way heading westwards through the Muir of Dinnet, passing the Old Station House at Cambus o’ May, the White Suspension Bridge and Cutaway Cottage arriving at Turnerhall car park (NGR405980). Head northeast through the forest on good tracks for approx. 1.5 miles arriving at a signpost (near NGR415997) pointing eastwards towards the Vat Visitor Centre. Take this path through the woods which gives access to the Vat or directly to the Visitor Centre.
It is possible to visit the Vat by clambering through a narrow entrance in the rock wall to arrive at an inner chamber called the Cirque created by torrents of glacier melt water swirling and eroding the pink granite rock around 15000-20000 years ago.
Next head to the B9119 road and cross it entering tracks on the north side of Loch Kinord, passing the Pictish stone cross and returning to the bus parked at Dinnet.
Walking distance approx. 9 miles/15 km.
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Download file: Route 1 Deeside Way and Loch Kinord.gpx

Route 2 :- Loch Kinord Circular
Commencing at the car park at Dinnet (NGR459987) follow the way marked signpost westwards passing Clarack Loch heading to Loch Kinord. At a gate (NRG 451989) our route can go clockwise or anti-clockwise around the loch to the Vat Visitor Centre and a visit to the Cirque if required (see above). You can also view the Pictish stone and the small tree covered Crannog island on the loch containing the remains of an iron age dwelling built on a platform on the water. Return either via the north or south side of Loch Kinord to arrive back at the bus parked at Dinnet .
Walking distance approx. 7 miles/11km.
Bus departs 4.30pm for Aberdeen at 6.00pm

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Download file: Route 2 Loch Kinord Circular.gpx
The above notes are for guidance only and are intended as an aid to be used along with a map and compass and/ or GPS devise 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 Frank Kelly Mobile no 07821631362


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