(195) Aboyne Stone Circle-Queen’s Hill-Aboyne Loch (Aberdeenshire)

Route Summary
Never far from popular Aboyne village, on Deeside, this attractive route takes in walking in pine and broad-leaf woodland, open parkland, and by the shores of the pretty Loch of Aboyne. The visit to the unusual Aboyne Stone Circle, an historical curiosity, adds an intriguing further element.

Duration: 2.75 hours.

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(193) Old Aberdeen-Donmouth Circuit (Aberdeen City)

Route Summary
A gentle stroll that mixes town, and seaside, woodland and park, to create a hugely stimulating all-round experience. At every turn on the trail, history rubs shoulders with the natural environment in a uniquely pleasant and memorable way.

Duration: 2.5 hours.

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(191) Inver-Glen Feardar-Auchtaven Circuit (Aberdeenshire)

Route Summary
This is an interesting and rewarding hike in the scenic but de-populated landscape of upper Deeside. The walk is accessed from a lay-by on the busy A93 road between Crathie and Braemar but soon provides a sense of solitude and remoteness, on the way to the lonely “clachan” at Auchtaven.

Duration: 3.5 hours.

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(190) Cambus o’May-Tullich Kirk Circuit (Aberdeenshire)

Route Summary
A mostly easy walk with gentle inclines. The first half of the route is through mature conifer and birch forest, passing two peaceful and charming lochans. The second part is mostly on the flat ancient flood plain of the River Dee, on the Deeside Way track, and takes in some historical highlights.

Duration: 2.5 hours.

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(186) Crathes Castle-Ley Wood-Coy Burn Circuit (Aberdeenshire)

Route Summary
An easy woodland walk with fairly gentle inclines. The route follows one of the permutations of the Red Squirrel Trail which links the Ley Wood Trail, the Coy Burn Trail, and the East Trail. There are some impressive carved wooden sculptures of woodland animals to appreciate along the way.

Duration: 2 hours.

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(184) Suie Old Military Road-Knock Saul Circuit (Aberdeenshire)

Route Summary
Although Knock Saul is a low-level hill, with an uncomplicated approach and ascent to the summit, it provides great views in all directions. The view over the Howe of Alford is also particularly good as you walk around the south side of the hill at a mid-level. Cleared forestry also provides the initial and final sections on the route with excellent views down the Tullynessle glen, and beyond, to the south-west.

Duration: 2.25 hours.

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(183) Logie Coldstone-Wells of Poldhu-Auchnerran Circuit (Aberdeenshire)

Route Summary
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A very scenic circuit taking in mature open woodland, grassy meadows, a moorland vantage point, and mixed farmland. The curious and charming Poldhu Wells, visited at an early point on the route are an interesting feature of the walk which is mostly over gently undulating ground, with one fairly gradual ascent to a viewpoint on Roar Hill, under Morven.

Duration: 3.25 hours.

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(182) Turriff-Wrae Pond Circuit (Aberdeenshire)

Route Summary
An enjoyable country ramble with barely noticeable gentle ascents and descents. There are some fine views of rolling farmland at various points along the way, and the Wrae Pond, at the turning point on the route, is a sheltered and peaceful scenic delight.

Duration: 3 hours.

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(179) Bellabeg-Bunzeach Forest-Lonach Hall Circuit (Aberdeenshire)

Route Summary
This route provides a mix of walking environments in Strathdon, with mature conifer woodland in the Bunzeach Forest complemented by open perspectives from the Upper Don valley floor and surrounding hillsides. The walk takes two diversions to raised viewpoints, near the beginning, and close to the end, with each providing wonderful and differing outlooks.

Duration: 3.5 hours.

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(176) Blue Cairn Stone Circle-Hill of Allamuc Circuit (Aberdeenshire)

Route Summary
There are great views, particularly of the Howe of Cromar, on this varied walk up to and around the summit area of Hill of Allamuc, on the north-eastern slopes of Morven Hill. After visiting an ancient burial cairn and stone circle on the wooded ascent, a steady climb through moorland achieves some very fine outlooks in all directions.

Duration: 3 hours.

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