GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Dess Waterfall Walk

1 miles (1.3 km)

This walk visits the Sloc of Dess Waterfall near Aboyne in Grampian. The secluded falls and surrounding woodland area a lovely place for a quiet walk.
There's some roadside parking on the road next to the falls. Then follow the paths east down to the falls on the Dess Burn. Take care going down the hill to the waterfall as it can be tricky especially when wet. With a bit of effort you will soon come to the delightful spot which is generally very quiet and peaceful.
There are other paths you can then follow around Dess Wood.
The falls can also be approached from the east in Kincardine o Neil where there is more parking available.


AB34 5BB - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Dess Waterfall OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Dess Waterfall Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just a few miles to the west there's the Loch of Aboyne to visit.
Head west to Ballater and you could pick up the popular 7 Bridges Walk.
Just to the south you can pick up the Deeside Way. The shared cycling and walking route runs along a disused railway between Aberdeen and Ballater.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Cairngorms Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Sloc of Dess waterfall - - 2466308

Sloc of Dess waterfall - - 2466287

Sloc of Dess - - 504621

Waterfall at Dess - - 307377


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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