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Sponsored Walk 2015

Our Annual Sponsored Walk will take place on Saturday 6th June 2015 on the Glen Tanar Estate.  The walk is approximately 23km in length.

The walk will start at the Visitor Centre which is located on the south side of the delightfully arched stone bridge across the Tanar beside the car park. The walk route goes from the Visitor Centre north across the bridge and then up behind the car park joining the track which traverses the side of the hill round past the home farm and Glen Tanar House before dropping down into the Glen.  Following the main track west up the Glen for about two kilometres the route then crosses the Tanar and slowly climbs as it heads south east round the edge of the Strone eventually connecting with the Firmounth track. This section of the walk goes through the Glen Tanar Nature Reserve and offers the possibility of sighting Capercaillie and Osprey.

The walk route leaves the Firmounth track and heads due east to the Guard at the top of the Fungle Road before descending to traverse the north side of Craigendinnie. The recent clearing of forestry in this section will afford great views across towards Aboyne and mid Deeside. A fairly steep descent to the South Drive will bring walkers back to the Tanar and a gentle walk back to the Visitor Centre past the historic Chapel of St Lesmo.

Although Glen Tanar is well known to walkers in the Aberdeen and Deeside area this years route will give walkers a chance to experience a number of different aspects of the Estate and the area around the main Glen. The route is not particularly difficult although it does need to be treated with respect and walkers should ensure that they have adequate footwear and clothing to cope with the conditions.

As always walkers will be treated to a well earned cup of tea and something fine to eat on their return to the Visitor Centre. This year will mark the forty-fifth sponsored walk which the Team and Association have run and we hope that you are able to join us on Saturday 6th June for what we are sure will be a great day out.

Please email walk@amrt.org.uk or download an entry form Spon_Walk_Entry_Form 2015