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The Category City of Aberdeen is a subset of Aberdeenshire.


The following City of Aberdeen Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Aberdeen U3A

- Medal Routes - Aberdeen City

*Aberdeen City Council

The work of the Aberdeen City Council Countryside Ranger Service - including Links to a range of walks and walking related activities around and about Aberdeen.

*Aberdeen Hillwalking Club

'The Club is one of the oldest in the Aberdeen area, being formed in the 1940s by staff of the then nationalised telephone service.  The Club has a very broad membership from all walks of life and is open for anyone to join. – join the club and make new friends – enjoy the freedom of the Scottish Highlands – come along to a selection of social events throughout the year – travel in comfort in a luxury coach – be involved and suggest your favourite walks on line ...'

*Cruickshank Botanic Garden
Size (acreage)11

'This beautiful and peaceful 11 acre Garden offers year round interest to visitors. It has shrub borders, a rock and water garden, sunken garden, rose garden, herbaceous border and an arboretum, and houses a nationally important collection of over 2500 labelled plants.'

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University of Aberdeen

*Granite City Hillwalkers

'We are an informal but dedicated group of hill walkers of all abilities, backgrounds, ages, etc based in and around Aberdeen.'

*Visit Scotland - Aberdeen City and Shire

'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.'

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Aberdeen Core Paths

'The vision for Aberdeen's Core Paths Plan is to "form a complete paths network throughout the City, encouraging healthy and sustainable access opportunities for all". The Core Paths Plan will form a key part of outdoor access provision and will help to support wider national, regional and local policy objectives on health, recreation, education, economic development, social inclusion, community development, sustainable transport and tourism.'

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Aberdeen City Council

Aberdeen Heritage Trails

'The trails explore Aberdeen's cultural and natural heritage, improve access to the countryside, the urban area and promote walking for health.'

City of Aberdeen Walks

Ten or so walks around and about Aberdeen.

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Deeside Way
Distance (miles)41

'Path running from near the centre of Aberdeen, oil capital of Europe, to Ballater, in the Cairngorms National Park, famous for its Victorian Heritage and links to Balmoral Castle.'

Formartine and Buchan Way
Distance (miles)53

'The pathway uses the former railway line linking from Dyce, on the edge of Aberdeen in the south, to the village of Maud where it splits into two routes; eastwards to Peterhead and northwards to Fraserburgh.'

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Aberdeenshire Council

St Duthac's Way [Aberdeenshire]
Distance (miles)91

'The route from Aberdeen to St Andrews forms the second part of an expanded route which starts at Tain (Gaelic: Baile Dubhthaich, "Duthac's town"), the shrine of St Duthac there being another former pilgrimage destination of some importance, hence St Duthac's Way.'

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The Way of St. Andrews

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