ERDGT: Old Pines Trail 7
In Northern Scotland, United Kingdom
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Welcome to the Explore Royal Deeside GeoTour with the chance to earn a trackable geocoin by finding 20 special caches hidden among dozens of caches in mini-trails around castles and lochs, in forests and glens, and along the Deeside Way. To be eligible for one of the gold or silver geocoins you must collect a codeword from each cache, and earn bonus points. Full details are on the GeoTour Passport, which you can download here. The Explore Royal Deeside GeoTour stretches from Drumoak in the east to Braemar in the west. An area steeped in history with spectacular scenery, threaded by the River Dee.
The Old Pines Trail takes you to the heart of Glen Tanar's magnificent forest and you are never far from the sparkling Water of Tanar. The path consists of a mixture of grass surfaces and crushed stone. The route is waymarked - follow the Pine Cone symbol on the waymarkers.
Please take note of any warning and information signs that the Ranger Service and the Estate have displayed.
The recommended starting point is from the Glen Tanar Visitor Centre. There is a 'pay and display' car park clearly signposted. These caches have been placed by agreement with Glen Tanar.
In the early 19th century a hamlet of woodcutter’s houses was established near here. Today these buildings have long since gone, the woodcutters houses would have been made from timber as it was readily available and this was a material the woodcutters were familiar with working with. There are remains of a stone built building beside the track and also the remains of the piers that supported the black ship bridge built to connect the communities on both side of the Water of Tanar. The remains of both these structures are now unsafe and you should keep clear of them.
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Last Updated: on 9/18/2017 12:38:51 PM Pacific Daylight Time (7:38 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum