This is a lovely historical walk around the Balmoral estate. It takes in a number of impressive cairns, many of which were erected in honour of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
To start this walk, park up in the pay & display car park in Crathie and head over the Brunel-built bridge. Follow the road left from the castle entrance, past the golf course, and turn right when signed for the Royal Lochnagar Distillery.
As well as great views of Balmoral Castle itself, you’ll look out over Deeside and wander past a number of delightful cottages. It is recommended that you do not walk this route whilst the Royal Family are in residence, which is usually Easter, Christmas, August and September, to respect the privacy of the residents.