Places to enjoy mountains and moorlands
The Angus Glens
Glens Isla, Prosen, Clova and Mark are each easily reached and enjoyed by car, bike and on foot.
The car park at two thousand feet and mountain railway to nearly four thousand offers an experience of the mountains that everyone can enjoy. There is a ranger-led guided walk to the top of Cairn Gorm, short trails around the base station and longer ones into the corries and further afield.
Corrie Fee National Nature Reserve
More than an hour of strenuous walking from the car park at the head of Glen Doll takes you into the spectacular amphitheatre of cliffs. This is one of the best examples of a glacial corrie, and home to one of the widest ranges of mountain plants, in Britain.
You can drive down a single-track road right into the shadow of dark Lochanagar. From the car park there are walks in and around the mountains that will suit all ages and abilities.
There’s a tangible sense of wild land in this relatively unfrequented glen. Footpaths from Achlean, at the end of the road, lead off into its more remote reaches.
Mar Lodge Estate
The car parks at the Linn of Dee and Linn of Quoich are excellent starting points for many good walks that lead off into the mountains. The rocky gorges and narrow chasms are spectacular, especially in spate, when you can see in action the forces of nature that shaped the mountains.
The road from Grantown to Ballater passes through the biggest area of moorland in the Park. There are lots of places to stop, get out of the car and sample the fresh air and freedom.
Many kilometres of estate tracks cross through some of the largest expanses of heather moorland in the Park. The Estate has a large car park with toilets, picnic benches and information boards at the Keiloch, just off the A93 by the Invercauld bridge over the Dee.