Recreation Services

You are welcome to walk, run, cycle, ride a horse in Glen Tanar-responsibly! There are miles of paths:

  • Estate tracks - many suitable for horse or bike riding: remember, though, a good test is to look behind you- if you leave tracks, then the surface is not suitable, so you are not being responsible.
  • Footpaths - the paths along the riverside downstream of the Visitor Centre, on the Juniper Trail, and through the Dinnet Oakwood,  are grassy in many places, so not suitable for bikes or horses. They will cut up badly when wet.
  • The Juniper Trail, whilst on a slope, is relatively smooth. It also has frequent seats, and a panorama viewpoint and information boards. So it is an easier  walk, with much interest, for young children or the less active.

Longer walks also available - the Mounth and Firmounth drove roads  lead over the hills to Angus. These are serious high level walks, as is the ascent of Mount Keen.

Wild camping is allowed, following ‘tread lightly’ or ‘leave no trace’ principles.

Organised youth groups may use the designated site by arrangement
with the Ranger Service - please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

There is a charging point in the Visitor Centre for electric bikes.

If you want to hold an event in Glen Tanar, please contact us.

We hope the following links will be useful:-

Scottish Outdoor Access Code



CNPA Events Guidance

Glentanar Equestrian Centre

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