Morrone summit and Morrone Birkwood reserve

Touristic walk to Morrone summit extended to pass by Morrone Birkwood reserve.

Technical sheet No. 30751430

A Aberdeenshire walk posted on 15/02/23 by Our Lake District Escapades. Last update : 07/03/23
Calculated time Calculated time: 5h50[?]
Distance Distance : 9.37 mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 1,745 ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 1,752 ft
Highest point Highest point : 2,805 ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 1,112 ft
Difficult Difficulty : Difficult
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Area Area : Cairngorms
Location Location : Aberdeenshire
Starting point Starting point : N 57.005549° / W 3.398398°
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Start: Balnellan Rd Car Park, Braemar (AB35 5YE). Grid ref. NO 151 913

(D/A) From the car park take the old military road (Invercauld road) to cross the Clunie Water river (West). Directly after the bridge take left (South) on Cluniebank road. Continue straight on this road that goes towards the golf club. Cross the golf course and continue straight for around 2 Km.

(1) Arriving at the level of a small car park (on your right hand side) and a big antenna take right (South-West) on the path going up following on the side of the mountain. Continue straight ahead to the top of Morrone (around 4.3 Km).

(2) At the summit go straight to go back down for around 2.5 Km.

(3) At a road intersection take left towards the circular path of the Morrone Birkwood reserve (or you can shorter this walk by following the direction of the center of Braemar). Continue straight on this path until you reach a large ladder

(4) At the ladder take right (North) and continue straight until exiting the reserve and reaching a concrete road. (around 1.9 Km)

(5) Turn left and continue straight until arriving on Mar road, take right to cross the bridge and joining the car park. (D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 1,122 ft - Car park
1 : mi 2.18 - alt. 1,247 ft - Right towards Morrone Summit
2 : mi 4.85 - alt. 2,799 ft - Morrone summit
3 : mi 6.35 - alt. 1,476 ft - Left towards Morrone Birkwood reserve
4 : mi 7.41 - alt. 1,470 ft - Right at the ladder
5 : mi 8.58 - alt. 1,247 ft - Straight to Braemar village
D/A : mi 9.37 - alt. 1,122 ft - Car park

Useful Information

Start: Balnellan Rd Car Park, Braemar (AB35 5YE). Grid ref. NO 151 913

Car park:Several car park in Braemar village, Balnellan Rd, Braemar, Ballater (AB35 5YE)

Toilet: At car park

Dog-friendly: Yes, however no water or shadow.

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