Glen Tanar Estate

Set along the course of the River Tanar, Glen Tanar is famed for its magnificent native pinewood. One of the largest in Scotland, it also hosts a fascinating array of plants and wildlife, including Scotland's only unique bird, the Scottish Crossbill.

There is an extensive network of tracks throughout the estate, suitable for walking, biking, cross country skiing and pony trekking, as well as a visitor centre and ranger service to help you make the most of your visit.

3½ miles, 5.6 km (10mins by car) west of Aboyne, on the B976 (South Deeside road).


  • Extensive low-level network of way-marked forest paths and tracks.
  • Access by forest track to Mount Keen, Scotland's most easterly Munro.
  • Braeloine Visitor Centre with permanent display interpreting estate management activities and natural heritage of the area.
  • Glen Tanar Ranger Service; available for outdoor education and environmental activities.
  • Car park (Cars: £1/ weekday, £2/Sat/Sun, Mini-buses £5/day).
  • Pony trekking; Treks, hacks & tuition.
  • Day fishing to let.
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  • Toilets

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