Royal Deeside Maps
Map 1 – Glen Muick
Map 2 – Cairn Leuchan & Mount Keen
Map 3 – Glen Tanar and The Deeside Way from Aboyne to Dinnet
Map 4 – The Deeside Way from Dinnet to Ballater
The area around Ballater in the Cairngorms National Park is perfect for both mountain biking and walking. This is the heart of Royal Deeside and there is something for everyone. Every map in this series has 3 suggested routes, marked clearly in colour, each with a clear written description. Try some of the suggested routes or just adventure on your own, using these maps and routes as a guide.
The first map covers the area from Ballater to Glen Muick and also west to Balmoral . Map 2 shows the high level mountain biking and hiking routes at their very best, covering 10km of trails above 2000ft by Cairn Leuchan and the 3000ft ascent of Mount Keen. Map 3 includes the superb trails and long distance paths of the Glen Tanar Estates plus the Deeside Way from Aboyne to Dinnet, Map 4 covers the Deeside Way from Dinnet to Ballater and also shows the superb hill terrain around Morven to the north of Ballater.
Map 1 - The area around Ballater, on Royal Deeside, is perfect for mountain biking and walking. This guide covers an area of the Cairngorms National Park, to the south and west of Ballater, as far as Lock Muick and Balmoral. There are tough trails with stream crossings, hard climbs and fast descents for the technical expert. Or, for a pleasant cycle, there are easier tracks too. There are magnificent views of lochs, rivers, Caledonian pine forest and mountains.
Map 2 - The Cairn Leuchan map and guide covers a truly magnificent part of Royal Deeside in the Cairngorms National Park. The routes describe high level hiking and mountain biking in the hills and mountains, to the south and east of Ballater. This is mountain biking terrain at it very best. The suggested routes include a ride up Mount Keen and require a very high level of skill and fitness. The hiking is long and tough and rewarded with amazing views.
Map 3 - This map and guide covers the Deeside Way between Aboyne and Dinnet and shows in detail the walking and biking trails of the Glen Tanar Estate. Also included is the Mounth Road leading to Mount Keen, and the Firmouth and Fungle Roads. There are three superb suggested routes, highlighted in colour on the map and suitable to all abilities.
Map 4 - This map and guide covers the Deeside Way between Dinnet and Ballater in the Cairngorms National Park. It is perfect for mountain biking and walking and includes Cambus O’May and Muir of Dinnet. There are also clearly marked trails around Loch Kinord with many routes that link to the Deeside Way. The map also covers some of the high ground just north of the Dee and includes a long classic bike ride around the Morven Loop
Please note that maps 3 and 4 in the Royal Deeside Series are the same as Maps 3 and 4 in the Trailmaps Deeside Way Series. Maps 1 and 2 in both series are different.