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Marr and Cairngorms National Park Ranger



Marr and Cairngorms National Park Ranger
Burn O'Vat Centre
AB34 5NB
Telephone: 01467 538171

Marr Area

The Marr and Cairngorms National Park Ranger covers western Aberdeenshire. This extends along Deeside from Crathes to beyond Braemar, up Donside from Alford to Corgarff and on Strathbogie from Rhynie to Huntly.

Within Marr you will find a huge variety of scenery from meandering river valleys to some of the UK's highest peaks. Important habitats such as mountain plateau, heather moorland, species-rich grassland, ancient woodland and wetlands support a wealth of wildlife including rare species.

A strong cultural heritage prevails from highland to lowland including remains of prehistoric farming settlements and traces of long-lost communities on old drovers routes. An assortment of castles - from Medieval to Victorian ages points to both turbulent times and peaceful periods in the area's history.

There is an enormous choice of walking routes from low-level rambles to serious hill expeditions, not to mention other recreational opportunities, such as cycling on the Deeside Way (multi use path) and canoeing on the River Dee.

For more information on places of interest view the links below. Aberdeenshire Council is not responsible for the content of external websites.

Places of Interest

Aboyne Community Woods

Alford Heritage Centre

Balmoral Castle and Estate

Birse Community Woodlands

Braemar Castle

Cairngorms National Park

Cambus O' May Forest

Clashindarroch Forest

Corgarff Castle

Cragievar Castle

Crathes Castle

Culsh Earth House

Glenbuchat Castle

Glen Tanar Estate

Glen Tanar National Nature Reserve

Grampian Transport Museum

Huntly Castle

Invercauld Estate

Kildrummy Castle

Leith Hall

MacRobert Estate

Mar Lodge Estate

Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve

Peel Ring of Lumphanan

Royal Deeside

Scolty Wood

St Mary's Kirk, Auchindoir

The Bin Forest

Tomnaverie Stone Circle