There are an abundance of trails in and around Blelack Woods. On your journey you could discover Blelack House and farm, a mansion house dating back to the seventeenth century. Or you may come across the historic sawmill of Logie Coldstone on the Howe of Kynoch Burn. Perhaps even the old ruin of Allalogie. Wherever the trail takes you, you won’t be disappointed by the rich history and fantastic scenery on offer.
Less than 10 miles away are the Royal Deeside towns of Aboyne and Ballater. A little further afield are Braemar and Banchory. Royal Deeside has trails to cater for a wide range of preferences. Whether you choose the Victorian Heritage Trail, the Arts and Culture Trail or the Outdoor Trail all options will give you a real taste of Royal Deeside and the surrounding area.
For those who seek more of a challenge there are 24 Munro’s (+3000ft) which can be accessed from the Deeside side of the Cairngorms. This includes the UK’s second tallest mountain, Ben Macdui, which will surely leave you with a great sense of achievement after conquering. Walking is the most popular activity in the Cairngorms so if Munro bagging isn’t quite your thing you’re in the right place. Walking trails in the Cairngorms National park vary by length, difficulty and surroundings and have something to offer for everyone.