Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire


The City of Aberdeen and its neighbouring coast and inland countryside boasts a vast array of walking opportunities, including many less visited gems. The city itself reveals a different aspect when explored on foot, leaving time to examine buildings and sculptures usually hurried past. With so much of the county facing the North Sea, the coast provides a handsome selection of routes taking in sandy dunes, rugged cliffs and natural arches, ruined castles and endless wildlife-watching spots. Inland, the fertile rolling farmland provides a gentle introduction to the foothills of the Cairngorms where heather moorland and rocky granite tors provide spectacular views over the whole county.

This guide features 40 shorter walks exploring the city, market towns, coastal villages, woods, cliffs and moors which make this area so diverse and rewarding for the walker.

96 pages / 105mm x 148mm / step inside the guide

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Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire

This book covers Scotland’s third largest city, Aberdeen, and the surrounding rolling countryside and dramatic coastline of Aberdeenshire. Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire boast a vast array of walking opportunities, including many less visited gems. Stretching from the massive dunes of Collieston in the north to the wide arc of sand at St Cyrus in the south, this guide takes a big bite out of rural Aberdeenshire – featuring the popular moorland peaks of Bennachie, the Deeside settlements of Banchory and Aboyne and north to Huntly, Turriff and Fyvie where castles dot the agricultural landscape. The area known as Royal Deeside, which includes Ballater and Braemar, forms part of the Cairngorms National Park – walks in this area can be found in the companion guidebook, Aviemore and the Cairngorms: 40 Shorter Walks; likewise, walks around the picturesque fishing villages of North Aberdeenshire can be found in the guide, Moray: 40 Coast and Country Walks.


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