The Dee

25 Walks from Source to Sea

K R Fergus

GBP 6.99

Bounded by the highest mountains in Britain, the majestic River Dee winds its way through some of Scotland’s most celebrated scenery. From its source in the shadow of Ben Macdui and Braeriach high in the Cairngorm mountains, the Dee cascades over waterfalls and meanders through the remnants of the ancient Caledonian Forest before making its way to Aberdeen and the North Sea.

There is no better way to discover the wildlife, architecture and history of this area of Scotland than to walk. Whatever your ability – walking at high or low level, following tough terrain or level paths – the 25 routes in this guide offer something for everyone.

160 pages / 105mm x 148mm / step inside the guide

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Rivers have been at the centre of Scottish life for thousands of years. For the earliest settlers a river meant survival – a source of food, drinking water and transport.

Over the centuries villages, towns and all of Scotland’s cities have grown and developed along the banks of a river. From the Industrial Revolution, when Scotland was one of the manufacturing powerhouses of Europe, until the long decline of heavy industry in the 20th century, rivers were integral to Scotland’s economic development. As towns and cities attempt to reinvent themselves in the wake of that decline, rivers and riverbanks are crucial to regeneration, providing key destinations for residential developments, offices, leisure and recreation.

Aberdeen, Aboyne, Ballater, Balmoral Castle, Banchory, Ben Macdui, Bennachie, Braemar, Braemar Castle, Bridge of Dye, Burn O’Vat Visitor Centre, Burnett Tower, The Cairngorms, Cambus o’May, Carn na Drochaide, Castle Fraser, Clachnaben, Clunie Water, Craigendarroch, Crathes, Crathes Castle, Crathie, Creag Choinnich, The Cromlins, Deeside Way, Derry Burn, Derry Cairngorm, Derry Lodge, Doire Bhraghad, Drum Castle, Dunecht, Firmounth Road, Girdle Ness, Glen Dye, Glen Lui, Glen Tanar, Invercauld Castle, Inverurie, Lairig Ghru, Ley Way, Linn of Dee, The Lion’s Face, Loch Kinord, Loch Muick, Lochnagar, Lui Water, Luibeg Burn, Mar Lodge Estate, Meikle Pap, Milton of Crathes, Mither Tap, Morrone, Morrone Birkwoods, Muir of Dinnet, The Needle, Pass of Ballater, Pools of Dee, River Don, River Gairn, River Muick, St Lesmo Chapel, Scolty Hill, Spittal of Glenmuick, Torphantrick Wood, Torry Point Battery, Water of Tanar

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