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“Away from it all”
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 1 April 2018 via mobile

I have been coming to the Burn O’Vat for over 50 years. The first thing you notice as you start the walk is the quietness. Just the gentle sound of water trickling down and wind through the trees. As a kid I loved to play in the burn and have many fond memories of being here with my family. The scenery is wonderful and the trail can be as easy or as challenging as you want.

Thank Kenneth C
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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"
in 2 reviews
"nature reserve"
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"worth a visit"
in 4 reviews
"loch kinord"
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"hidden treasure"
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"narrow passage"
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"rock face"
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"natural wonder"
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"waterfall area"
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"mini adventure"
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

Climbed here several years ago. You need good sturdy shoes, but it is well worth it. We sat on the rocks halfway up and had a picnic! A good day out.

Thank Liz S
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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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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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