The Cairngorms
Loch Nagar
Muir of Dinnet
The River Dee




About Upper Deeside

With its broad plateau of high hills, ancient pinewood and majestic river, Upper Deeside can truly be described as a land of superlatives. Shaped by ice and modified by countless generations of people, its dramatic and distinctive landscape makes it an attractive destination for any visitor.

First popularised by Queen Victoria, the area has long benefited from its royal connections. Traditional Highland sporting estates flourished in the 19th Century and the heather-clad grouse moors, native pinewoods and the rich array of wildlife they support remains a prominent feature of Deeside today.

The hills, corries and plateau contain some of the finest terrain in the country for skiing and mountaineering, along with excellent hill walking both winter and summer. Of equal appeal and quality are a rich array of low ground paths and tracks amongst the pinewoods, birchwoods, loch and river scenery.

- For more information about each of the main access points into the hills and glens, facilities provided and outdoor opportunities click here.

- For a more general appreciation of the area, click here to take a virtual tour of the mountains, glens, river and forest scenery.

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