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Boat of Garten to Glenmore

A moderate walk (woodland) in national park Cairngorms starting and finishing in Highlands, Scotland, about 18.90km (11.74 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 6:00h. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 220m (721ft)
Descent 105m (344ft)
Max. Elevation 410m (1345ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 325m (1065ft)
Boat of Garten
Distance 18.90km
Duration ~6:00h
Created by Anonymous Walker on 13 Oct 2014
This walk takes you through the wonderful forest scenery of Abernethy Forest in the northern Cairngorms. It's well known for its diversity of bird species, as well as red squirrels and deer, so makes a good walk for keen birdwatchers. There are no direct buses from the start to the end, but connections to both from Aviemore.

Walk Functions


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Walk Map

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OS Grid NH943188
Take the bus to Boat of Garten. If you want to arrive in style, there is also a steam train from Aviemore: www.strathspeyrailway.co.uk
OS Grid NH960195
Follow the Speyside Way through East Croftmore along the road.
About 1.90 km (~1.18 miles) from
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Leave the Speyside Way where it heads into the forest and continue along the road to Loch Garten. This is famous for its ospreys, so binoculars out!
About 1.75 km (~1.09 miles) from
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From the loch, keep on the forest road heading south. Go past Tore Hill towards the hamlet of Tulloch.
About 2.16 km (~1.34 miles) from
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You leave the forest briefly before rejoining it at Straanruie. Keep heading easy along the footpath.
About 1.50 km (~0.93 miles) from
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The Abernethy Forest is full of wildlife. Take time to enjoy the surroundings and look for some of the inhabitants: www.rspb.org.uk/discoverandenjoynature/seenature/reserves/guide/l/lochgarten
About 2.27 km (~1.41 miles) from
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The only tricky bit of navigation is to make sure you take the right path from Forest Lodge to Rynettin.
About 1.61 km (~1 miles) from
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You leave the forest briefly to pass two small lochans, then continue south on the forest tracks.
About 0.63 km (~0.39 miles) from
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After leaving the forest, head uphill towards the pass where you will pass Ryvoan bothy. A good spot for a drop of coffee (if you brought some!)
About 2.66 km (~1.65 miles) from
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Head down into the valley past the lochan towards Glenmore.
About 1.12 km (~0.7 miles) from
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Pass Glenmore Lodge and walk through the Glenmore Forest Park.
About 1.46 km (~0.91 miles) from
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Finish at Glenmore for the bus back to Aviemore (about once an hour). There is a small cafe at the Pine Marten Bar on the main road. The bus stops just outside.
About 1.32 km (~0.82 miles) from

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