(140) Huntly-Clashmach Hill (Aberdeenshire)

Route Summary
Ascending Clashmach Hill makes for an enjoyable and vigorous hike to an exhilarating viewpoint. Due to its northerly position, the hill offers views to the Caithness hills as well as the more familiar peaks in Aberdeenshire and Moray. The return leg re-traces the route back to Huntly.

Duration: 2.75 hours. Continue reading “(140) Huntly-Clashmach Hill (Aberdeenshire)”

(132) Huntly-River Deveron-Castle Hotel 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, the old Castle Bridge, and the Castle Hotel all adding an interesting historical dimension.

Duration: 2.25 hours. Continue reading “(132) Huntly-River Deveron-Castle Hotel Circuit (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)”

(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)”

(024) Huntly-Kinnoir Wood-Battle Hill Circular (Aberdeenshire)

Route Summary

***The stile over a barbed wire fence at Waypoint 9 has been removed. To cross the fence without a stile is difficult and may cause injury. We recommend the alternative route to Battlehill Wood which unfortunately misses out the outward section to Kinnoir Wood. See new instructions at Waypoint 4 and new route map at the end of the Route Guide PDF***

This walk provides an attractive mix, taking in Huntly’s pleasant townscape and the gently undulating farmland and woods surrounding the town. There are very satisfying open views from Brunstane Hill on the edge of Kinnoir Forest, and from Battle Hill, a prehistoric site.

Duration: 3 hours. Continue reading “(024) Huntly-Kinnoir Wood-Battle Hill Circular (Aberdeenshire)”