(107) Tarland-Pittenderich Cairn Circuit (Aberdeenshire)

Route Summary
In clear weather there are so many temptations on this walk to stop and take in the fantastic views of the Howe of Cromar countryside and surrounding hills with a breath-taking wider mountain backdrop. The overall ascent and distance are achieved in a pleasing and gradual way.

Duration: 3.5 hours. Continue reading “(107) Tarland-Pittenderich Cairn Circuit (Aberdeenshire)”

(106) Hill of Fare Return (Aberdeenshire)

Route Summary
An accessible and uncomplicated walk in pine forest and heather moorland, with wonderful views unfolding of the surrounding Deeside and Donside countryside. The pretty little lochans near the summit are a delightful added extra.

Duration: 2.25 hours. Continue reading “(106) Hill of Fare Return (Aberdeenshire)”

(105) Huntly – Castle and River Deveron Circuit (Aberdeenshire)

Route Summary
An easy walk from the centre of Huntly, with minimal overall ascent. The route incorporates some very scenic sections, with the impressive ruins of Huntly Castle adding an interesting historical dimension.

Duration: 1.5 hours. Continue reading “(105) Huntly – Castle and River Deveron Circuit (Aberdeenshire)”

(104) Old Logie Loop (Aberdeenshire)

Route Summary
A short walk, with an undemanding overall ascent, in pleasant mixed countryside near Pitcaple, on the banks of the River Ury. The ragged peaks of the nearby Bennachie ranger are a dominant feature of the landscape throughout. There are some interesting historical features.

Duration: 1.5 hours. Continue reading “(104) Old Logie Loop (Aberdeenshire)”

(103) Kincardine O’Neil-Hill of Dess Circuit (Aberdeenshire)

Route Summary
Walking from an historic Deeside village, the route is mainly through mixed open farmland. From the higher points on the route there are fine views down to the Dee Valley, and of some prominent hilltops, principally Clachnaben, Mt. Battock, Mt. Keen, and Mortlich.

Duration: 2 hours. Continue reading “(103) Kincardine O’Neil-Hill of Dess Circuit (Aberdeenshire)”

(102) Kemnay-Fetternear-Cot-town Wood Circuit (Aberdeenshire)

Route Summary
An easy ramble through broadleaf and pine woods, punctuated by areas of mixed farmland. Fetternear has links to the mediaeval city of Aberdeen and, later, to the Leslie Clan. The walk passes by the ruins of the House of Fetternear, built upon the earlier Bishop’s Palace.

Duration: 2.5 hours. Continue reading “(102) Kemnay-Fetternear-Cot-town Wood Circuit (Aberdeenshire)”

(101) Belwade Farm Ramble (Aberdeenshire)

Route Summary
A varied and interesting walk that will be especially suitable for anyone looking for a short but invigorating country ramble in the scenic natural environment of Deeside. Belwade Farm have provided information boards about horse welfare at various points on the route.

Duration: 1.5 hours. Continue reading “(101) Belwade Farm Ramble (Aberdeenshire)”

(100) North Third Reservoir-Lewis Hill Crags (Stirling)

Route Summary
This is an easy walk with a very manageable ascent to impressive crags above the picturesque man-made loch. In good weather, and on a clear day, wonderful views throughout the walk are guaranteed.

Duration: 1.5 hours. Continue reading “(100) North Third Reservoir-Lewis Hill Crags (Stirling)”

(099) Culross – Country and Heritage Walk (Fife)

Route Summary
This is an easy walk in the countryside environment around and about the unique and historic Fife coastal village of Culross. The route offers fine views over the Firth of Forth before exploring the village’s charming architectural treasures.

Duration: 3 hours. Continue reading “(099) Culross – Country and Heritage Walk (Fife)”

(098) Banff-Macduff Ramble (Aberdeenshire)

Route Summary
This gentle stroll makes for an interesting exploration of the historic coastal towns of Banff and Macduff. There are fine views at several points on the route, punctuated by information boards with lots of fascinating facts about the development of the two settlements.

Duration: 3.25 hours. Continue reading “(098) Banff-Macduff Ramble (Aberdeenshire)”