Walking in Aberdeenshire


From magnificent mountains in the Cairngorm National Park to stunning beaches and coastlines, Aberdeenshire is an enormous area just waiting to be explored. Grab your walking boots and discover Aberdeenshire by foot. From the amazing scenery, wonderful wildlife and fascinating history, there is certainly plenty to see.

Easy Walking Trails In Aberdeenshire

Old Aberdeen and Beach Circuit
Enjoy a walk along the pretty cobbled streets, passing the historic Cathedral of Old Aberdeen into the picturesque Scottish riverside and woodland.

Haddo House Circuit
Explore the park of Haddo House. Follow the clear marked paths and you’ll come across lakes, wonderful tall trees,bird houses and a children’s play area.

Places to Walk in Aberdeenshire

Tap O’Noth
Climb the steady ascent up to the top of the peak of the Tap o’Noth. This is the site of the second highest hillfort in Scotland. At the top of the peak the views over Aberdeenshire are absolutely stunning.

St Cyrus
Walk the sands of St Cyrus beach before climbing the cliffs for magnificent views of Aberdeenshire and its coastline. Returning down the cliffs, you will pass the nature reserve well-known for its grasslands, flowers and beautiful butterflies.

Aberdeenshire Hiking

Mortlich Circuit
Pass the charming Loch of Aboyne, following a lochside route and through the woodland beyond to climb the steep hill of Mortlich for wonderful views over Deeside.

Correen Hills Circuit, near Alford
The correen hills are an open area of rolling moorland, growing to 518m at the gentle dome of Lord Arthurs Seat. This is a breathtaking area to visit with amazing views.

For more information on what there is to explore when walking in Aberdeenshire, check out our things to do guide.

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