This is a fantastic cycle/walking route, safe and excellent for all the family to use. Well maintained and very popular with walkers, cyclists and Horse riders.
The cycle to Ballater from Aberdeen (Duthie Park) is about 45 miles, and is overall a pleasant experience - for one exception. There is no cycle path or anything of that sort from Kincardine O'Neil to Aboyne. From Duthie Park to King George V Park in Banchory is very straight forward and simple to cycle. A few bits are along... More
I also live quite close to this path..7 miles long nearly from the Duthie Park to Peterculter Station, with extensions mooted towards Banchory this is a well used recreation path for dog walking, Cycling, and jogging, never mind the recreational walker. Fairly recently the path has been improved by a wonderful bridge over Holburn Street at the east end, by... More
The old Deeside Railway Line is a great path for walkers, cyclists or anyone who like to exercise. There is lots to learn on the old line. There are still many platforms remaining and even some station buildings. There are signs to read too that tell you a bit about each station.
If you love trains and have young children (under 10) I recommend this. I like the old trains but it was not something for a 14 yr old. Volunteers were very pleasant and enjoyed what they did.
The line is in the process of being reconstructed by a group of enthusiasts and you can take a short train journey along and back. they sometimes run a steam engine. Check their website.
Very pleasant multi-user path running from Duthie Park in the middle of Aberdeen to Peterculter some 7 miles distant along the trackbed of the old Deeside Railway line. Well-surfaced with either ash or tar it is a pleasant run for all the family. Some of the bridges crossing busy roads have been replaced but there are no bridges at the... More
Along with the former Formartine and Buchan Railway line this provides one of the most safe and scenic cycling routes in the North East of Scotland. Anyone planning to have a cycling holiday in Scotland should be aware that cycling or indeed walking on public roads can only be described as hazardous. However these two routes can be enjoyed in... More
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