(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.

Continue reading “(154) Old Deer-Aikey Brae-Stuartfield 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)”

(037) Strichen Loch-Stone Circle Ramble (Aberdeenshire)

Route Summary
A very short and easy walk around the loch and woods at Strichen Community Park. The route includes a visit to the impressive Strichen Stone Circle, with good views all around, and where the ruins of the Georgian stately mansion, Strichen House, are also clearly seen.

Duration: 1.75 hours. Continue reading “(037) Strichen Loch-Stone Circle Ramble (Aberdeenshire)”

(016) Hill of Dunnydeer Circular (Aberdeenshire)

Route Summary
An easy walk-in to the Hill of Dunnydeer, avoiding a steep ascent. Views of the hill dominate the route from areas of natural woodland and farmland. The stone circle on the hill-side, and ruined castle at the summit are impressive. From the top there are marvellous open views.

Duration: 2.5 hours Continue reading “(016) Hill of Dunnydeer Circular (Aberdeenshire)”

(013) Pitfichie-Whitehill Stone Circle-Green Hill (Aberdeenshire)

Route Summary
One of our longer walks at nearly 10 km, with a fairly strenuous 350 m overall ascent. Mainly a forest walk with a mid-section amongst heather moorland on the Green Hill. Interesting historical aspects and marvellous views from the summit and at other points during the route.

Duration: 3.5 hours. Continue reading “(013) Pitfichie-Whitehill Stone Circle-Green Hill (Aberdeenshire)”