GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Linn of Dee Walk

7 miles (10.5 km)

This walk visits the beautiful 300-metre natural rockgorge at the Linn of Dee in the Cairngorms. The walk starts at the Linn of Dee car park (postcode below is approximate) and takes you through woodland to the bridge over the River Dee. The Dee is a popularsalmonriver with a ladder by the waterfall where the fish have the chance to swim upstream to spawn. It's a lovely spot with the rushing water, pine woodland, the old stone bridge and the rocky gorge. The walk then heads north through Glen Lui along Lui Water to Derry Lodge. This Victorian building was used as a base for shooting parties but is now disused. You can then continue along the pretty Derry Burn with lovely woodland trails and fabulous views of the Cairngorm mountains. The footpaths for most of the walk are very good.
You can continue your walking in this beautiful area by heading a few miles along the road to the east where you will find the splendid Linn of Quoich.


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

Linn of Dee OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Linn of Dee Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head east and you can enjoy a challenging climb to Ben Avon. There's some impressive granite torsand wonderful far reaching views from here.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Cairngorms Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


River Dee at the Linn of Dee - - 1538156

River Dee at the Linn of Dee. The source of the River Dee is known as the Wells of Dee which is a spring at a height of 4000 ft on the side of Braeriach. The river flows 87 miles to reach the sea at Aberdeen. Looking downstream.

Tourists, Linn of Dee - - 1130219

Tourists on the footpath.

Walkway on path to the Linn of Dee car park - - 2084083

Walkway on path to the Linn of Dee car park

The Linn of Dee - - 1538147

The Linn of Dee forms a rugged and rocky narrow neck in the river about 300 yards in long.

River Lui - - 1547921

River Lui

Bridge over Lui Water - - 4529799

Bridge over Lui Water

Bob Scott's Bothy - - 4372112

Bob Scott's Bothy

Derry Lodge - - 771198 (cropped)

Derry Lodge


GPS Files

GPX File

Linn of Dee.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Linn of Dee.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)