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Old Deeside Railway Line

Duthie Park Polmuir Road | Polmuir Road, Aberdeen AB11 7TH, Scotland
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A great scenic walk.

A great walk suitable for all ages and fitness.I walked the whole way from Aberdeen to Ballater in... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
melnes
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Cycle from Ballater to Banchory along Deeside Way and back the next day

Took touring bikes to Ballater leaving vehicle in carpark beside church. Nearly all the way off... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
Watchingswifts
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Aberfeldy, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

A great walk suitable for all ages and fitness.I walked the whole way from Aberdeen to Ballater in stages taking time to enjoy all the scenery and history.Met loads of fellow walkers cyclists and runners all enjoying what is on offer from woodland to more...More

Thank melnes
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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Took touring bikes to Ballater leaving vehicle in carpark beside church. Nearly all the way off road apart from nasty stretch on main road east of Aboyne. To add to problems, no signposting or description of options at this bit. Otherwise signposting OK but not...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

A popular place to walk or cycle, you can get on or off at multiple places from the Duthie Park to beyond Culter. It was the suburban railway and goes out as for as Ballater in theory. Commuters cycle along the path and you can...More

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Reviewed 17 July 2017

This public walkway has been improved so much over the years with the formation of new bridges and tarring the surface itself. Now it accesses the world famous Duthie Park and stretches all the way to Peterculter and beyond. Easy to walk or cycle. Lots...More

Thank Tony D
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Reviewed 7 June 2017

As I like to walk old railway lines this was good. Most of it is on the old railway, a lot of it a cycle way. Part is the Royal Deeside steam railway.

Thank Martin R
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

This is a lovely way to see Deeside while exercising. Walk, cycle or ride your horse but beware of other users. Plenty of places along the way for great views, rests or refreshments (Newton Dee for example). Most of it now paved and less level...More

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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed this walk! Caught in between some showers of rain but it was still very pleasant and the scenery was beautiful. Look forward to going back on a summers day

Thank Amy B
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

This route starts at the Duthie Park and then passes through Holburn and Ruthrieston, where you can still see the old platforms, then out of town. So far I have only explored as far as Pitfodels, but I plan to cover other stretches of it...More

1  Thank Alastair N
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

This former railway line from Aberdeen to Ballater is now a very popular walkway suitable for walkers cyclists or runners . It is easy to access from so many places along the way. It starts from the world famous Duthie Park and is an easy...More

1  Thank Tony D
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

We regularly walk along sections of this former railway track which stretches from Aberdeen to Ballater. It is awesome and some of the views are breathtaking. It is also an enjoyable way to maintain fitness levels. Being an old railway, the gradients are easy annd...More

Thank Jim D
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jenredz
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Response from headbeeguy | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Probably best to park at Bellfield and take a short walk to the line. It's central, off Dee Street. Hope that helps, Enjoy
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