GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Loch Callater

8 miles (13 km)

This walk visits the beautiful Loch Callater near Braemar inAberdeenshire.
The remote loch is a lovely place for peaceful walks in dramatic surroundings. You can follow circular trails around the loch though you may need waterproof boots for the whole circuit as there is a stream crossing at the end.
There's a car park to the north at Auchallater where you can start the walk. You can park here and follow the Callater Burn south through Glen Callater to reach the loch.
At the northern end of the loch there's the Callater Stable Walkers' Bothy where you can get some shelter in inclement weather.
The Jocks Road long distance trail passes the loch. You could pick this up to explore Glen Clova and visit the stunning Corrie Fee Nature Reserve.


AB35 5XS - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Loch Callater OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Loch Callater Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Dog Walking

The glen and loch are a lovely place for a peaceful dog walk. There are some sheep around so it's best to keep them under control in these areas.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head south east and you could enjoy more lochside walking at Loch Muick and Loch Brandy.
Head into nearby Ballater and you could pick up the popular 7 Bridges Walk. The circular walk explores the area around the town visiting a series of old bridges.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Cairngorms Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Bridge, Glen Callater - - 1004081

Bridge, Glen Callater

The ford on the Callater Burn. - - 184366

The ford on the Callater Burn.

Loch Callater - - 707835

Loch Callater. Standing in front of Callater Lodge looking towards the loch.

Lochcallater Lodge - - 603246

Lochcallater Lodge. Looking across the end of the loch to the buildings at the lodge. A group of youngsters had just arrived and pitched tents there; we could hear their excited shouts as we moved up the path.

Slopes north of Loch Callater - - 586979

Slopes north of the loch. Quite steep at this point, mainly of heather, in contrast to the grassy gentle slopes around Callater Lodge, seen beyond.

Eastern end of Loch Callater - - 808388

Eastern end of the loch.


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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