Linn O’ Dee
On the outskirts of Braemar is where the famous Linn O’ Dee can be found. Surrounded by beautiful, picturesque, Aberdeenshire countryside. The Linn O’ Dee is where the River Dee passes through a very narrow, long, natural rock gorge. Forming a very unique waterfall. The bridge set over the rock gorge was built in 1857 and opened by Queen Victoria.
When we visited the Linn O’ Dee, we parked in the car park across the road for the mar lodge estate. Bare in mind this is part of National trust for Scotland so they do have pay & display machines. We couldn’t find any maps with detailed walking routes, so we headed across the road and followed the only sign for Linn O’ Dee.
The walk was very peaceful, we didn’t bump into anyone else and there was hardly any traffic on the roads. From what we could see, there wasn’t a specific route to walk, although i could be wrong! If you are a keen photographer you can get some great shots. There is “steps” right down to the bottom of the gorge and stepping stones onto the little rock island.
The Linn O’ Dee would make a perfect summers day out, take a picnic and explore the different walks around the area. Make sure you take a camera to capture the stunning the scenery!
The only two small complaints i have about this walk is they don’t have any dog waste bins or bins in general! Plus the toilets we’re out of order during out visit.
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Until the next adventure!