Walk: Craiglich - Cromar's royal view

Aberdeenshire | Tarland | Short walk | ★★

[Ruined memorial at Craiglich summit]

Queen Victoria was suitably impressed with the view even from the start of this walk (giving rise to the name, "Queen's View") and you should be too, as the panorama from the summit of nearby Craiglich is even better. There's nothing special about the short ascent on forestry tracks, but once you escape the trees you're rewarded with views of many of Aberdeenshire's familiar hills: Lochnagar, Morven, Pressendye and Bennachie amongst others, the former shrouded in fog on our visit.

[Morven seen from the summit approach]

📌 Walk: Craiglich - Cromar's royal view ★★
Start / finish at layby on B9119 at West Tillylodge, 4 mi east of Tarland, G.R.: NJ 527064 ///starlight.allow.presses

▶ 3 km / 2 mi | ▲ 190 m | ⌚ Short | Moderate
Summits: Craiglich (476 m, sub-2000')
Terrain: Reasonable tracks - the first few hundred metres churned up by logging activity on our trip.

Route & map

Layby - Craiglich - return by outward route

Route credit: Walkhighlands

On our visit

Wildlife: Birds in the forest, otherwise not much.
Weather: Mostly cloudy but dry, temperatures in single figures.

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