(081) Suie Hill-Knock Saul Return [Gordon Way] (Aberdeenshire)

Route Summary
A stimulating walk on rough paths, through pine forest and over heather moorland. The distance and overall ascent are modest, but the muddy pathway, often over tree roots, can make for more effort than you might imagine. The fantastic views from Knock Saul more than compensate!

Duration: 3 hours. Continue reading “(081) Suie Hill-Knock Saul Return [Gordon Way] (Aberdeenshire)”

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(069) Terpersie-Manabattock-Lord Arthur’s Hill (Aberdeenshire)

Route Summary
A circular route to the highest of the Correen Hills where there are outstanding views, not only of the Howe of Alford and Strathdon countryside below, but also to many of the distinctive hills and mountains in the Grampian area. There are interesting historical associations.

Duration: 4 hours. Continue reading “(069) Terpersie-Manabattock-Lord Arthur’s Hill (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”

(038) Alford-Haughton Country Park Ramble (Aberdeenshire)

Route Summary
This is an easy circular walk with modest overall ascent. Starting and finishing at Alford, an attractive Donside village situated in its own wide and fertile Howe (or Vale), the route passes though parkland, woodland, riverside and farming country, with extensive rural views.

Duration: 2.5 hours. Continue reading “(038) Alford-Haughton Country Park Ramble (Aberdeenshire)”