Experience the beauty of Invercauld at your own pace
There are a huge range of walks available on Invercauld with around 385 km of tracks and paths covering a vast array of landscapes. Of these routes, around 83 km are core paths.
We undertake a huge amount of work each year to maintain these tracks and paths each year, mainly privately funded from the Estate's resources. Income from our formal car parks (see more below) helps towards some of these costs and also helps support our ranger service and maintenance of the car parks.
For the experienced mountain enthusiast we have eleven Munros (3,000+ ft) and seven Corbetts (2-3,000 ft) to climb. The views from Carn an Tuirc and Ben Avon over the Estate are astonishing. Climbing has been a tradition in the Cairngorms since records began; the granite slabs and crags are world-renowned. Lower crags also are popular. The winter months bring greater challenge and reward to climbers, of course, but please remember that experience, the correct equipment and caution are all essential for safety. Some paths can be very rough.
Perhaps you prefer your outdoors a little less challenging? If so, a number of walking guides operate in the area and can take you on a trip to Glen Callater or Craig Leek for example. Or get your Landranger map out and go it alone - there are numerous tracks around Invercauld, all with incredible scenery. Many of the Estate’s tracks are suitable for mountain biking, too.
On all routes, please remember to plan ahead and take all necessary precautions: the weather can change dramatically and quickly and walking can be tricky at times. Please follow the signs provided which are there to help you and the various business activities on the land.
We offer a fully-illustrated guide to our favourite walking and cycling routes at Invercauld. It is available to buy as a download or a physical copy below:-
We operate two pay & display car parks: one at Auchallater and one at the Keiloch. Parking is £3 per vehicle for up to a full day which helps towards the costs of maintaining our the paths and bridges, our ranger service and maintenance of the car parks themselves. Please note that at present ticket machines only take coins.
For more information
Outdoor Access Trust for Scotland: further information on walking in the Invercauld area
Walk Highlands: all you need to know from ability-graded and timed walks and climbs to where to stay and eat
Ride in Peace Adventures: guided mountain bike rides with Christopher Roper
Ordnance Survey Maps: useful for downloading a map of the area you will traverse
Useful OS and Harvey maps:
|Landranger map number|
|36:||Grantown & Aviemore, Cairngorm Mountains|
|43:||Braemar & Blair Atholl|
|44:||Ballater, Glen Clova and Surrounding Area|
|Explorer map number|
|387 (OL52):||Glenshee & Braemar|
|388 (OL53):||Lochnagar, Glen Muick & Glen Clova|
|395 (OL54):||Glen Esk & Glen Tanar|
|403 (OL57):||Cairn Gorm & Aviemore|
|404 (OL58):||Braemar, Tomintoul & Glen Avon|
|405 (OL59):||Aboyne, Alford & Strathdon|
|420 (OL62):||Coreen Hills & Glen Livet|
|Cairn Gorm:||Superwalker XT25|
|Munro & Corbett:||Munro & Corbett Chart (Including Grahams and Donalds)|