Whether you come to watch the wildlife, walk in the woodland or engage in more active pursuits, there’s something for everyone at Glen Tanar. Choose from a range of waymarked paths, picnic areas by the river or viewpoints with benches. There are also opportunities for fishing, mountain biking, horse riding and bird watching.
Glen Tanar provides a great opportunity to explore Scotland’s classic Caledonian pine forest. A darting red squirrel or an acrobatic Scottish crossbill are just some of the creatures you are likely to see as you wander through the ancient trees or, from the banks of the rushing river, you may catch a glimpse of the silvery flash of a salmon powering upstream. Beyond the trees, birds of prey patrol the managed moorlands and you could catch a sight of hen harrier, merlin, osprey or even a golden eagle.
The Braeloine Visitor Centre at Glen Tanar features car parking and visitor facilities, including a permanent exhibition explaining the history, management and wildlife of the Estate.
- Car park
- Cycle path (inc mountain bike trails)
- Natural Heritage Service - Ranger Service
- Picnic Benches/Tables
- Visitor centre
- Water - Pond / Loch / Burn / River
- Wheelchair access
- Wildlife viewing
Brooks House, Glen Tanar Estate, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, National AB34 5EU