Upper Donside is a destination for those who appreciate wonderful views and peace and quiet. It is well placed as a base to explore Speyside and the Cairngorm Mountains, Royal Deeside as well as the granite city of Aberdeen.
The River Don rises in the eastern Cairngorms and winds its way eastward through Corgarff, Strathdon, Glenkindie and Kildrummy; on its way to the rest of Aberdeenshire. Chiefly a farming area with sheep, cattle and barley. The high moors are managed for grouse shooting and acres of forestry clothe the glen sides.
Hill walking and low level walks use old drove roads, ancient smugglers trails and forest tracks. The tracks are also suitable for mountain biking and horse riding. Abundant wildlife includes red and roe deer, grouse, red squirrels, crossbills, buzzards and even osprey.
Four castles overlook the river and are fascinating to explore as are the historic gardens at Kildrummy. In August the world famous Lonach Highland Games are held in Strathdon. Hotels and tearooms provide warm hospitality. Accommodation is available in hotels, B & B establishments and self catering cottages and houses.
Why not come and Discover Donside for yourself?