Creag Choinnich

This path can be reached either as an extension of the nature trails paths, which begin at the gate on Hillside Drive, where there is a signpost to Creag Choinnich, or from a gate on the A93 just opposite Braemar Castle, where there is a signpost to Braemar via the Cromlins 1 mile. The path itself begins at a signpost at NO157914 signed Creag Choinnich 1/4 mile. At the start, you are already at an elevation of 377m. The quarter mile path to the summit at elevation 538m is very clear and although rough and steep in places, there is a reward of wonderful 360º views from the summit, up into Glen Clunie, Glen Dee, across to Ben Avon with Braemar Castle and Invercauld House in the foreground and down into Braemar village with Morrone behind it.
The path starts in open larch plantation, but soon breaks into more open ground of Scots pines with undergrowth of blaeberry and heather. The extensive summit is dotted with cairns and worth a wander to admire the various view points. An excellent hour’s sojourn.
Adopted by Darren and thank you Ali for adopting this path in the past.