Cairngorm Lodges, Logie Coldstone, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire AB34 5PQ | +44 (0)1339 289103

Walking Routes

We can’t complain here at Cairngorm Lodges as there are an abundance of scenic walks nearby. The paths in the area are characterised by the finest remnants of Scotland’s native pinewoods met with heather moorland and shimmering lochs.
Hill walking
Forestry & Woodland Walks

Cairngorm Lodges are surrounded by the peaceful Blelack Forest which means there are a selection of routes that start from your doorstep. You can roam for miles beneath the wind-washed cathedral pines. Tread carefully to spot our rare wildlife and do remember to scan the skyline – you may see a golden eagle or red kite. Each walk offers an array of discoveries including the Blelack house and farm, Logie Coldstone’s sandy hillock and old saw mill and the Allalogie old ruin. It doesn’t stop there either, within 15 miles of the lodges there are numerous walks in Ballater, Braemar, Aboyne and Banchory. If successive Royals get to be themselves when on Royal Deeside then imagine how you will feel. Find out about forestry and woodland walks in Royal Deeside.

Wildlife Walking Holidays

We have teamed with Walk Deeside Ltd to provide you with the ultimate wildlife walking holiday. Walk Deeside will take you to unique spots in the Scottish landscape for wildlife, history and of course incredible landscapes. Find out more about Walk Deeside Ltd.


There are 24 Munros accessible from the lodges, and some legends to be scaled including the Old Man of Lochnagar, mystical Bennachie as well as Morven, Derry Cairngorm, Beinn a Bhuird and Lairig Ghru. If you’re not a hillwalker but you want to experience those beautiful views then you’re in luck, there’s something for all levels of experience; you have over a hundred footpaths, trails and routes to choose from. Imagine how you will feel out in the crisp and clear fresh air with views for miles across great estates and heathery moors.  Here are some local walking routes and maps of the area.

Tours and Safaris

You choose where you want to go, what you want to see and how you get there with Walk Deeside Ltd because the opportunities for adventure are endless. Walking, mountains, wildlife, castles and a 4×4, sound exciting?

Walking Festivals

Come together with walking enthusiasts from around the world at the Ballater Walking Festival in May or the Active Aboyne Festival in September.

Find out about the Ballater Walking Festival or the Active Aboyne Festival.