(154) Old Deer-Aikey Brae-Stuartfield Circuit (Aberdeenshire)

Route Summary
Some road walking doesn’t detract from this attractive and varied circuit in central Buchan that links some recently made paths to visit the memorable Aikey Brae Stone Circle. The route is peppered with historical interest and open rural views.

Duration: 3.5 hours.

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(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)”

(040) Forest of Deer-Loudon Stone Circle Loop (Aberdeenshire)

Route Summary
This is easy walking on a gently undulating rural route passing through field and forest. There is historical interest along the way from Neolithic and Pictish times, and an insight into the foibles and indulgences of the landed nobility in Victorian times.

Duration: 2.75 hours. Continue reading “(040) Forest of Deer-Loudon Stone Circle Loop (Aberdeenshire)”

(019) Deer Abbey-Pitfour Lake Ramble (Aberdeenshire)

Route Summary
A relatively easy walk with minimal overall ascent on good paths and estate roads. The route breaks into 3 main components – firstly, open outlooks from the old railway line; then the fascinating ruins of Deer Abbey; and finally, the picturesque beauty of Pitfour Lake.

Duration: 2.5 hours Continue reading “(019) Deer Abbey-Pitfour Lake Ramble (Aberdeenshire)”