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Forest of Birse - Glencat Circular Walk


Starting at the car park at the end of the unclassified Forest of Birse road (opposite a tiny church), the walk soon leads across a ford and past some arable land. It then starts to rise past some trees and onto heather-clad moorland.
The route leads to a farm and soon rises through some rough pastureland to a short stretch of open woodland. After leaving the wood, the walk continues slowly upwards again along a narrow heather-lined track, with great views down into the valley of Glencat. Towards the end of this section the track is a bit overgrown but eventually leads to a Land-Rover track (The Fungle Road, one of the ancient drove roads leading south out of Deeside).
This maintained track leads up past a shooting bothy before starting to descend to the Forest of Birse again. More wonderful panoramic views are provided on the way.
The route is then forced to make a detour past Birse Castle. It passes close to a stream for a short stretch before crossing some pastureland and eventually leading back to the car park.

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Kinpurney Hill from Newtyle
Kirriemuir - Glenogil
Glen Clova - Ben Tirran - Loch Wharral
Drumtochty Forest Walk
Glen Mark - Queen's Well - Balnamoon's Cave
Forest of Birse - Glencat Circular
Aboyne, Dess and Mortlich Hill
Loch Kinord and Burn o' Vat
Whitehills Stone Circle and Green Hill
Kildrummy - Ardhuncart Hill - Drumgoudrum Hill - Kildrummy

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