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Aberdeen and Royal Deeside Walks

Aberdeen and Royal Deeside Walks

compiled by: Brian Conduit revised by Felicity Martin
The area covered by this walking guide is that part of north east Scotland that lies between the Cairngorms and the sea. It has in fact two coastlines, the North Sea and the Moray Firth and two major river valleys, the Dee and the Don. To the west it is bounded by the eastern edge of the Cairngorms and the valley of the Spey. To the south the region has a less well defined border, the fertile lowlands of the Howe of the Mearns, merging imperceptibly with that further south. It is a region that contains a great variety of attractive landscapes from dramatic rugged coastlines to the Grampian Highlands stretching eastwards towards the coast. The scenic variety, a wealth of historic attractions and generally clear and well waymarked paths combine to make this an excellent walking area.

Clear and easy to follow directions are accompanied by detailed 1:25,000 scale maps from Ordnance Survey and specially commissioned photographs. With 28 colour-coded routes to choose from, all tried and tested by seasoned walkers and varying from extended strolls to exhilarating hikes, there is a walk to suit all situations.

The guide introduces you to the area and highlights the most scenic walks. Each walk entry begins with a box giving start, distance, height gain, time, parking and route terrain. This is followed by a short overview highlighting the routes features. The main route finding instructions have paragraphs numbered corresponding to numbers on the OS map making navigation safe and easy. There are GPS references for all the route waypoints and the route is highlighted in yellow on the map. The guide also includes information on where to park, good pubs and places of interest along the route.

The walk locations are:
Above Balmoral - 5.5 miles
Banchory, River Dee and Crathes Castle - 8.5 miles
The Bochel and Crombie Water - 6.5 miles
Burn o'Vat and Loch Kinord - 2.25 miles
Bunzeach Forest - 12.5 miles
Clachnaben - 6 miles
Collieston and the Sands of Forvie - 6 miles
Creag Choinnich and the Lion's Face - 5 miles
Crovie and Troup Head - 6.5 miles
Cruden Bay and the Bullers of Buchan - 2.5 miles
Cullen and Portknockle - 4.5 miles
Deveron Valley - 7 miles
Duff House and the Bridge of Alvah - 5.5 miles
Elgin, River Lossie and Quarry Wood - 7 miles
Elrick and Brimmond Hills - 4.5 miles
Forest of Deer, Drinnie's Wood - 7 miles
Glen Tanar's Old Pines - 5.5 miles
Haddo House and Country Park - 3 miles
Huntly - 3 miles
Inverbervie, Benholm and Gourdon - 7.5 miles
Kemnay and the River Don - 5.5 miles
Loch of Fyvie - 2 miles
Mither Tap, Oxen Craig and Craigshannoch - 9 miles
River Don, Beach and old Aberdeen - 5.5 miles
Scolty Hill - 3 miles
Stonehaven and Dunnottar Castle - 4.5 miles
Tap o'North - 3.5 miles
Tarland and Pittenderich Hill - 7 miles

ISBN 9780319090558 Pages 95 (2017) 132mm x 228mm

Price: 12.50