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Length
18.9 Kms
Elevation gain
547.4 m
Max elevation
442 m
Difficulty
***
Rating
****
Type
Loop
Route id
541
Main road
0 Kms
Country road
1 Kms
Dirt road
15.9 Kms
Dirt path
2 Kms
Trail
0 Kms
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This is a route we have done many a time along with a few variations that can add or remove distance....and climb with
442 m
of up. The ups and downs of this along with long flat sections make it a good, if perhaps tough, training route.
The route starts of off outside the Boat Inn in Aboyne where a short section takes you across the bridge and onto the Fungle path to start with. A short climb takes you onto a short
1 Kms
section of single track road then dirt road.
A small bridge takes you across the burn and from there you are on a mix of mainly forest road with small sections of good trail. The path head up alongside the burn before starting to climb uphill. A style marks the start of the cross along the front of Craigendinnie where the climb goes on. Although still in the trees there are frequent openings to see the view across Deeside.
The path then descends through the trees but gives views into the Glentannar estate up ahead. The route flattens out then takes a left into Glentannar where you have a few kms of almost flat running. Make the most of it as soon you are heading back uphill.
The uphill section is long but does offer some respite in sections where the gradient is not steep.
Eventually you are out in the open and near the top of the hill as the path starts to bend back to the start. This can be windy, this can be frozen, this can be misty, but this part can also be glorious running. The path takes you down to a wee burn, for a wee drink, before heading back up the last climb.
Once at the top of the last climb a short
1 Kms
takes you back into the tress and the long descent all the way back to the Boat Inn. If you have time, this is a great place for fish and chips amongst other offerings.
Route directions
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Turn left to head over the bridge

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At the end of the orad, turn right. No pavement on this short section.

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Take the small path on the left. Sign posted as the Fungle path

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Joins single track road

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Straight ahead on the new ish path

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Onto the Fungle path. Trail

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Turn right over the style

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Across the front of Craigendinnie

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Over the top of the hill

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Turn right at the tee junction

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Turn left towards the small bridge at the tee junction

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Watch out for frogs during the spring

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Keep to left

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At crossing take path on left going up hill

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follow path to the left up hill

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Steep section up to left

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Turn right at the tee

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Jump over the small burn, or get your feet wet

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Nearly all down hill from now

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Right at the tee

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Left at the small cottage - The Guard

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Past the style - you are now on path you came up on

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Turn right across the small bridge

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Take small path straight ahead

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turn right at main road and take care as no pavement

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tunr left at main road and over the bridge

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Turn right after the bridge back towards the Boat Inn

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Back at the Boat Inn and time for a beer along with fish and chips

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Start of the trail
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Looking back down first part of the path
Start of the trail
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The sign to the Fungle marks the start
Craigendinnie
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On a frosty morning
Craigendinnie
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Not so frosty
Craigendinnie
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A damp wet morning
Small bridge
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View of the burn (stream)
Small bridge
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The new bridge
After the style
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Deep in snow
Across Crainendinnie
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Winter morning
Across Crainendinnie
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Deeside in winter
Top of first climb
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Looking out on Deeside
Top of first climb
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Eearly morning
Top of first climb
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Looking back down the path
Top of first climb
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More Deeside
First downhill section
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Path has been updated since this picture
First downhill section
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Newer look path
First downhill section
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Frsoty with Glentannar ahead
First downhill section
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Glentannar
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A flat section
The last big climb
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The hill ahead
Reaching the top of last climb
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Lovely and peaceful
Reaching the top of last climb
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A really enjoyable part as the climbing is nearly over
Views all around
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Looking north
Views all around
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Views all around
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Views all around
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Views all around
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The path ahead
Views all around
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Views all around
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The Guard area
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Just before the turning at the Guard
The Guard area
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The Guard on the right, you go left.
The Guard area
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Can be muddy in parts
The Guard area
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Rest and be thankful
Heading down the Fungle path
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In the trees
Heading down the Fungle path
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Heading down the Fungle path
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