Guided Woodland Walk

During May, June, July and early August you can join one of our Rangers on a two hour guided woodland walk, while gaining an insight to the wildlife, management, conservation projects and history of the estate.

This is a two hour walk winding 150m up Craig Gowan Hill with excellent views of Balmoral Castle and the Dee Valley, to reward your efforts getting to the top!

We visit some of the cairns built by Queen Victoria, then the walk meanders down through the woods to the River Dee which we follow back to the Castle.

Parts of the walk are very steep and rough in places, both on ascent and decent, and can be muddy in wet weather. Sturdy footwear is highly recommended.

Meeting Point: In front of Mews Gift Shop
Meeting Time: Wednesday 2.00 p.m. Please arrive 10 minutes early for prompt departure.
Walk Length: 2 hours. 2.5 miles / 4km.
Walk Ascent: 150 m. Steep and rough in places.
To bring / wear: Good sturdy walking boots.
Water proof jacket.
Walk ticket, which can be purchased from the Main Gates on the day.

If you have any queries for the Ranger Service please do not hesitate to contact them.

Estates Office: 013397 42534
Visitor Centre: 013397 55059
E-mail: [email protected]