The Keiloch Invercauld

The Keiloch is an ideal location for exploring some of the magnificent pine and birch wood scenery of Deeside, as well as for accessing some of the remoter Cairngorm hills. A managed network of signed paths and tracks provide access on foot and by bicycle to the low ground, the ancient routes through the glens and out onto the open hill. Situated on Invercauld Estate, it is also close to the historic Brig O’Dee, an old 18th Century arched bridge built by General Wade, and the Ballochbuie Forest famous for its pinewoods.

3 miles (3mins) east of Braemar on the A93 (GR 188915).


  • Screened car park at the Keiloch, (signed) just off the A93 on the Aberdeen side of Invercauld Bridge (£2).
  • Toilets and picnic area
  • An attractive network of low-ground way marked walking and biking routes has been developed around the pinewoods of Craig Leek with magnificent views and scenery of Upper Deeside. All routes are colour coded and signed on the ground, and start and finish at the car park. A leaflet giving details of the routes is available, priced £1, from the Tourist Information Centres in Ballater and Braemar.
  • Other attractive low-level walks in the ancient forests and glens of Invercauld, north of the River Dee.
  • Mountain biking on the many estate tracks through the pinewoods and moors.
  • Walking routes to the Munros: Ben Avon and Beinn a’ Bhuird.
  • Winter and summer climbing in the corries - for further details see the Scottish Mountaineering Club’s area guide.
  • For more information about access on Invercauld Estate, please contact the Estate’s Ranger Service on 013397 41224 or email:

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