(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)”

(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)”

(092) Potarch Bridge-Craigmore Circular (Aberdeenshire)

Route Summary
A relatively gentle forest walk over a tranquil wooded hillside in the Deeside valley. The attractive arched Potarch Bridge at the start/end of the walk makes for a very scenic outlook over the River Dee and surrounding countryside.

Duration: 2 hours. Continue reading “(092) Potarch Bridge-Craigmore Circular (Aberdeenshire)”

(080) Bin Forest-Ferny Knowe-Queen Tree Trail (Aberdeenshire)

Route Summary
An easy figure of eight circuit in mature mixed conifer and broad-leaved woodland around the low hills of Ferny Knowe, Clean Hill and Boddum Hill, on the flanks of the Bin Hill near Huntly.

Duration: 2 hours. Continue reading “(080) Bin Forest-Ferny Knowe-Queen Tree Trail (Aberdeenshire)”

(079) Bellabeg-Doune of Invernochty Circuit (Aberdeenshire)

Route Summary
An easy walk in the scenic Strathdon valley, with great views and points of historical interest to enjoy. This hill farming area, at the edge of the Grampian Mountains, forms part of the Cairngorms National Park, and has been a vital passageway for people since Pictish times.

Duration: 2 hours. Continue reading “(079) Bellabeg-Doune of Invernochty Circuit (Aberdeenshire)”

(073) Crawton Bay-RSPB Fowlsheugh Circuit (Aberdeenshire)

Route Summary
This short cliff-top walk is nonetheless a special experience, especially in the late spring and summer seabird breeding season when 130,000 guillemots, razorbills, kittiwakes, fulmars and puffins return from a winter spent at sea to congregate on 60 m high cliffs.

Duration: 1.5 hours. Continue reading “(073) Crawton Bay-RSPB Fowlsheugh Circuit (Aberdeenshire)”

(068) Muir of Alford-Breda-River Don Circuit (Aberdeenshire

Route Summary
An easy rural ramble with very limited ascent. The highlights on the route are – the river path along the scenic valley of the River Don and the wider vistas to the Bennachie and Menaway Hills from the mid-point at Auchintoul Farm. As ever, some historical interest too!

Duration: 2 hours. Continue reading “(068) Muir of Alford-Breda-River Don Circuit (Aberdeenshire”

(064) Delgatie Castle and Woods Circular (Aberdeenshire)

Route Summary
A short and easy walk in mixed woodland, passing an attractive trout loch, before diverting to the landscaped grounds of Delgatie Castle, an impressive building in the Scottish Tower House tradition.

Duration: 1.5 hours. Continue reading “(064) Delgatie Castle and Woods Circular (Aberdeenshire)”

(062) Aden Country Park Circuit (Aberdeenshire)

Route Summary
This is a short walk around the attractive landscaped grounds of Aden Country Park. The route passes the striking remains of an old mansion house before diverting to the ruins of a medieval church in Old Deer. We also recommend a trip to nearby Aikey Brae Stone Circle.

Duration: 1.5 hours. Continue reading “(062) Aden Country Park Circuit (Aberdeenshire)”