The village of Tarland lies within the Howe O’ Cromar, bound on its northern side by a curve of heather clad hills and high pasture, and with open countryside, woods and cultivated land elsewhere. The village provides an excellent starting point for many fine walks in the surrounding countryside, with spectacular open views of Deeside towards Mount Keen, Lochnagar and Morven. The area is also home to many historic monuments including the recently restored 4000-year-old recumbent stone circle at Tomnaverie and Iron age Culsh Earth Houses often known as Souterrains. An excellent network of paths and tracks lead out from the village centre, providing a variety of routes to cater for all tastes and abilities.

30 miles (40mins) west of Aberdeen, on the B9119.


  • Accommodation; hotels, bed & breakfast, caravan and campsite.
  • Central Information board about current activities and path network information
  • Shops, pubs & meals.
  • Golf Club – 9 hole Parkland Course.
  • Bus Services.
  • Car parking.
  • Toilets
  • An attractive network of way marked walking and cycle routes has been developed; both easy low-level walks and more strenuous routes to hill tops. All start and finish in Tarland. Guided map and route descriptions are available in leaflet form from local shops in the village.
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