Marr and Cairngorms National Park Ranger
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