Linn of Dee

Set on the edge of the highest mountains, the Linn of Dee is the main gateway for hill walkers wishing to access the southern Cairngorms. Situated on the National Trust for Scotland's Mar Lodge Estate, the area contains four of the five highest peaks in the UK, as well as the source of the famous River Dee. A number of beautiful low-level walks through pinewood and along rivers are easily gained from the main car park.

6½ miles, 10km (8mins) west of Braemar, down an unclassified road.


  • Large car park.
  • Walks for all tastes and abilities starting from the Linn of Dee.
  • Information board about current estate activities and, in summer, a daily weather forecast.

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