Includes a range of locations for information about paths and trails.
Paths and Outdoor Access [Aberdeenshire Council]
'BOOTS offers people living in the Aberdeenshire area and their friends and visitors the means of organising access to the hills in the company of others with a similar interest in hillwalking.'
'Nine forests and nine ways to revel in trails, wildlife and lots of peace and quiet ... '
'From Waterside you can follow the Dune Trail to explore the Ythan estuary, the dunes and beach ... From the Visitor Centre the Heath Trail takes you round the northern section of the Reserve ... The wonderful hidden Hackley Bay makes an enjoyable short extension to either of the two way marked trails ... The routes can be combined to create a much longer route for those looking for a full day's walk.'
'Our members walk on a regular basis, and meet every 3rd Wednesday in the Royal British Legion, School Street, Fraserburgh at 7.30 pm, all new members are most welcome to attend. Our walks cover the whole of Scotland and their is usually a walk to suit all ages and all levels of fitness.'
Occupies nearly 7% of the Cairngorms National Park, covers some of the most remote and scenic wild land in Scotland, including four of the five highest mountains in the UK. Within its boundaries are fine examples of classic features of a Highland landscape: remnants of the ancient Caledonian pine forest, heather moorland, juniper scrub and a part of the high Cairngorm plateau. Fifteen of the Trust's 46 Munros can be found in the Cairngorms around Mar Lodge.'
'From magnificent mountains in the Cairngorms National Park to beautiful beaches and coastlines, Aberdeen City and Shire is a vast area just waiting to be discovered. Lace up your hiking boots and explore the stunning region on foot, from its jaw-dropping scenery, wonderful wildlife and fascinating history.'
'When Balmoral is open to the Public the Ranger Service are pleased to offer a series of guided walks. Each Wednesday afternoon during April, May, June and July they provide a guided woodland walk, which starts from the Carriage Hall Exhibition at 2.00 p.m.'
'This old route is marked as "Mounth Capell" on the Gough Map, which has been dated to between 1355 and 1366. This would have been a very convenient pass between Glen Muick and the Braes of Angus and may have been a good deal used in the days when the district was more populated.'
'The fast-growing town of Ellon now has its own circular walk enabling visitors and residents to appreciate the town's unrivalled setting by the banks of the Ythan.'
'This challenging long distance route runs from the Bennachie Centre to Suie in the west. Allow a day to complete the full trail.'
The Gordon Way [Aberdeenshire Council]
Drove road from the Bridge of Muick outside Ballater to to the end of the public road at Invermark, 5km from Tarfside: 'Queen Victoria and Prince Albert crossed by Mount Keen in 1861. A well commemorates the spot where they rested after riding from Deeside, and it bears the following couplet: "Rest, Traveller, on this lonely green, and drink, and pray for Scotland's Queen"''
'Royal Deeside is a walker's paradise. A full description of all the walks on offer would require a substantial document. Numerous books are available and the Upper Deeside Access Trust (UDAT) [now evolved into the Cairngorms Outdoor Access Trust] publishes very attractive maps detailing some of the easier walks and cycle rides that start at Braemar and Ballater.'
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