Circuit beautiful Loch Kinord below the first real mountain of the Highlands on Aberdeenshire's Deeside, then explore the ludicrously pretty mini-glen that leads to a glacially-scoured cauldron, where a 17th Century brigand hid behind the waterfall.
This is a rich variant from the famous highland trails. Wonderful undulating mixed open woodland, with heather beneath. A wide variety of interesting wildlife: a Nature Reserve within a National Park.
There are remarkable ancient traces of humanity: an Iron Age stone hut circle, a 2,000 year old crannog (man-made habitation-island); a Celtic cross, a royal castle-island, and hilly farmland.