Glen Quoich

This remote and beautiful glen has one of the best stretches of ancient pinewood in Deeside. By the river, you can find The Earl of Mar's Punch Bowl, a natural pothole from which the Earl of Mar is reputed to have served punch to his Jacobite colleagues in 1715.

9 miles, 14.5 Km (12mins) west of Braemar, along an unclassified road.


  • Informal car park and picnic spot at the road end.
  • Low-level walks along the Glen, picnicking and pools for swimming.
  • Popular access point to the Munro, Beinn a' Bhuird.
  • Can be reached by bicycle from Braemar through the Upper Strath Dee to Glen Quoich (17 mile, 27 km return trip on road and rough track).

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