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).
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
- 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
- For more information about access on Invercauld Estate,
please contact the Estate’s Ranger Service on 013397
41224 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org