GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Glen Tanar

5 miles (8.5 km)

Enjoy peaceful woodland and riverside trails along the Water of Tanar on this lovely Cairngorms walk. The circular walk runs for 5 miles along good waymarked paths with rushing water, little bridges, Caledonian Scots pinewood and lots of wildlife to see. It's a pretty easy waymarked walk on fairly flat paths, so nothing very challenging on the way. Look out for red squirrels, frogs, cross-bills and Capercaillie as you make your way through the glen.
You can start the walk from the Glen Tanar estate visitor centre car park, next to the Bridge of Tanar. The route then follows the footpaths south along the river, passing little bridges, a boat house, weirs and the attractive woodland. After about 2.5 miles you can cross over to the other side of the water and follow different paths back to the visitor centre.
To continue your walking in the area, head to Ballater and try the popular 7 Bridges Walk.
Also nearby is the lovely circuit of Loch Muick and the challenging climb to Lochnagar.

Glen Tanar Postcode

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

Glen Tanar OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Glen Tanar Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Bridge of Tanar at Braeloine - geograph.org.uk - 786827

Bridge of Tanar at Braeloine

New Footbridge by Glen Tanar House - geograph.org.uk - 1478978

New Footbridge by Glen Tanar House

The loch at Glen Tanar House - geograph.org.uk - 928726

The loch at Glen Tanar House

Ford across the Water of Tanar - geograph.org.uk - 613534

Ford across the Water of Tanar

Water of Tanar - geograph.org.uk - 929119

Water of Tanar

Estate Bridge in Glen Tanar - geograph.org.uk - 236222

Estate Bridge in Glen Tanar

Granite bench on the banks of the Water of Tanar - geograph.org.uk - 966080

Granite bench on the banks of the Water of Tanar

Track in Glen Tanar - geograph.org.uk - 975414

Track in Glen Tanar

GPS Files

GPX File

Glen Tanar.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Glen Tanar.mmo (right click - 'Save As')