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“Wow - Super Cool and Accessible”
Review of Burn O'Vat

Burn O'Vat
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Dinnet
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

A very cool and accessible hike. We didn't know this was a thing to do in the Deeside area but due to being snowed in the area and not super into skiing - this was a lovely alternative "find." It's a super short hike from the main parking are - all on a well worn and plotted path. It's definitely accessible to and for most people. There's a small part where to see the full waterfall you have to walk in some water (so if you're going in the winter you need some sturdy rubber boots of calf height at least - don't recommend going barefoot in the glacial water) - which might require some patience and balance if you don't feel overly athletic.

Thank Michelle N
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"short walk"
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"car park"
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"lovely walk"
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"walking boots"
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"stepping stones"
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"lovely area"
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"nature reserve"
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"worth a visit"
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"loch kinord"
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"hidden treasure"
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"narrow passage"
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"rock face"
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Reviewed 17 February 2018

It’s a place I visit nearly every time I’m in the area. I find it magical, no matter what the weather. Nice easy walking with a suprise at the end. Mesmerising. I love it, as do my grandchildren.

Thank malnine
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

Well worth a visit.
The VAT itself is very close to the car park. 10 minutes walk or less. If you head away from the carpark on the walk it is signposted "Spur walk to the Vat" or something. When you come to the bridge go straight on, if you go up the hill your are off on a walk. Which is also pleasant.
If you just want to see the Vat it's really easy but if there's a lot of rain water you may have to get your feet wet. You need to walk through the stream in a narrow pass, it's easy and there are some stepping stones, it's only for a few metres. Once inside the 'Vat' you can continue up the rock face or go back out. It's lovely inside, very spritual and calm.
I highly recommend a visit.
The visitor centre appeared closed when I was there, we didn't see inside.

Thank Chabester
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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

We loved it and the dogs loved it!
Free parking. Short or long walk available very managable. Absolutely beautiful!

1  Thank Stephanie M
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

Really nice and unexpected place to visit! It is not a really long walk actually it is very easy, so all good to go :)

Thank VanessaVines
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