(175) Kemnay-Place of Origin-Kemnay Steens Circuit (Aberdeenshire)

Route Summary
This is a varied walk with fine views and lots of interest to enjoy along the way. After an initial short, sharp climb to a unique viewpoint above the Kemnay Quarry, this easy walk has very little ascent or descent.

Duration: 2 hours.

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(136) Whitehill Stone Circle-White Lady-Balvenie Stone (Aberdeenshire)

Route Summary
This is a moderate hill and forest walk in a very scenic area popular with mountain bike enthusiasts. The route takes in an ancient stone circle, some very fine views, near and far, and an unusually large boulder left over from the last Ice Age.

Duration: 2.75 hours. Continue reading “(136) Whitehill Stone Circle-White Lady-Balvenie Stone (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)”

(017) Castle Fraser Ramble (Aberdeenshire)

***A fallen tree affects this route – see note at Waypoint 9 ***
Route Summary

A varied walk through the woodland and farmland policies surrounding an iconic Scottish castle. The castle is viewed from a range of perspectives alongside fine views of the countryside. The pond area is a delight, and there are interesting historical structures on the route.

Duration: 2.5 hours. Continue reading “(017) Castle Fraser Ramble (Aberdeenshire)”