Care is needed and at times of very high water levels it may not be possible to negotiate the entrance. We value your privacy Atlas Obscura and our trusted partners use technology such as cookies on our website to personalise ads, support social media features, and analyse our traffic. The melting water contains silt, sands, gravels and rocks creating the landforms at Muir of Dinnet. Around 16 000 years ago, the area surrounding Burn O'Vat was covered by a glacial ice sheet. It cools and crystallizes deep underground. Soon the path crosses a green wooden bridge and follows the water upstream.
You find yourself standing in a massive cauldron in between two cliff faces. Reload this Yelp page and try your search again. Visit the Burn O'Vat and feel the rock walls swallow you up in their damp embrace, cutting you off from the outside world. This debris, consisting of rocks and boulders, is thought likely to be the most important component of the formation of Burn O'Vat. A good one for anyone who fancies themselves as a modern-day Indiana Jones too. This is the well-concealed entrance, and depending on how much rain has fallen your feet can get a wee bit damp as you clamber up the burn and through the gap, which is in fact a short tunnel.
Start the walk by passing in front of the visitors centre and then to the left of the toilet block. B What is the most narrow width of the entrance crack in cm measure it? This article has been rated as Low-importance on the project's. Great for kids and adults! In fact, this is not true, with the cave instead being used as a hiding place for , an outlaw renowned for his exploits in during the 17th century and a possible relative of Rob Roy. There is a running waterfall to one side with a hidden cave. It made things just slightly more challenging.
Stage 4 Eventually the track descends to the valley level and emerges onto a wider track. Know Before You Go Easiest access is by car with ample free parking. There are toilets a short distance beyond the visitor centre, which are open all year. Without plants, there would be no animals. Fortunately, these days a well-trodden path follows the burn to which the Vat gives its name from the Visitor Centre and takes you half a kilometre west to the entrance. If you have photos, descriptions, contact information, social media handles, etc.
Nearby attractions include More More. Setting this up takes just a few minutes - for instructions. Eventually the path emerges into a small turning area. Have fun, enjoy the view and take care. Soon the path turns down to the left into the trees to avoid reaching the road. It will likely go down quite some way as the turbulence of a pool erodes downwards as well as outwards.
Walkers can go under this glacial feature of the Cairngorm National Park and walk below the waterfall. After a short distance you will come to a wall of boulders across the narrow valley. Ferns and other soggy greenery hang from every ledge, and ahead of you on the far side of the cauldron is a steep jumble of rocks down which a small burn tumbles. Close the Settings tab, reload this Yelp page, and try your search again. The pothole, known locally as 'The Vat', measures 18 metres across and 13 metres high, from present ground level. The deep cauldron was created by the movement of sand, gravel, rocks and boulders to form a natural looking whirlpool. An area of some 2300 acres surrounding two lochs Loch Kinord and Loch Davan which consists of extensive Birchwood, wetlands and heather moor, provides a winter home for thousands of geese.
Burn is the Scottish Gaelic word for fresh water. The burn flows due east, through the vat, to its mouth at. It is thought that a rock, from the meltwater stream, became lodged in a small hollow on the river bed, causing the meltwater to flow around it in a spiralling motion. Stage 1 The walk begins from the Burn O' Vat car park on the Ballater to Aboyne road. Use the rocks underfoot as stepping-stones to aid your entry. Make sure you visit Burn 0' Vat a 5 minute walk from the visitor centre. Stage 5 Keep on through the wood.
Please feel free to log instantly after sending me a mail with the answers. Reload this Yelp page and try your search again. In folklore, it is associated with the famous Rob Roy Macgregor but more prosaically, was actually the lair of a different 17th-century outlaw and freebooter, Patrick Gilroy Macgregor. At first it is difficult to see an opening at all as from the path is tucked away in between these huge boulders. The combination of fixed, interactive, and updatable displays works really well for me as well as for new and repeat visitors.
This famousity even attracts Prince Charles to visit this site:. From to the , from to , these 51 intriguing sites take in beaches, Neolithic villages, sea stacks, caves, bogs, islands, coires, hills and even whole mountain ranges. Those unsteady on their feet are not going to get the most out of it and please ensure you closely supervise over-enthusiastic children. I do not have the words to convey how cool this was. This is worth another trip. When I visited last week there was nobody else there, which is a shame because it undoubtedly helps having others milling about in order to give the place a sense of scale.