Glen Tanar is a traditional Scottish estate in the heart of Royal Deeside. Much of the grounds are open to the public. Close to the car park there is a visitor center with information about the local wildlife. The Scottish crossbill, which can only found in the United Kingdom, has been spotted here.
There is a range of way marked trails suitable either for young families, dog walkers or mountain bikers and joggers. Dogs must be kept on a lead. We took the longer Old Pines trail which follows the Water of Tanar through mature pine forest. The elevation is minimal. The trail follows forestry tracks throughout and takes around 2 hours. After building up an appetite a stop at the nearby Boat Inn is recommended.