Places to Visit, Walks and Cycle Routes around Aberdeenshire

From short walks to long distance routes, we hope to provide something for everyone, and all the information you'll need, from public transport to the nearest café or public toilet. Check out 'Places to Go' for lots of ideas - from forests and nature reserves to castles and more.
Help us to help you! Send in details of your favorite walk or cycle route. Go to our Contact page to see how.

Where to go? If you are at a loss for somewhere to go for a walk, or where you can enjoy cycling, or visit for a day out with the family, we are putting together a list of suggested places and routes all over Aberdeenshire.

Bennachie from Oldmeldrum

In 'Walks' you will find a wide variety places to go for a walk, from beaches and country parks to more demanding routes in wild country. Some of these include suggested routes and places of interest on the way, others point you to a place to begin. If you're looking for guided walks and events, take a look at 'Guided Events' in our 'What to Do' section.

In 'Cycle Routes' we are looking for suggestions from anyone who knows a good route for a bike ride. This will build up into a resource for everyone to access and enjoy. Off-road or on, we want to know where to go!

For those looking for a bigger challenge, we've listed the recognised 'Long Distance Routes' for both walkers and cyclists. Do the whole route, or shorter sections - the choice is yours!

In 'Places to Go' we've put together a load of idea for days out, from castles and parks to forests and nature reserves. If you have a favorite place, why not tell us about it? Go here to see how.