The Deeside Way
This is a temporary web page to provide basic information about the currently available sections of the Deeside Way
A map showing the route of the Deeside Way from Banchory to The Shooting Greens through Blackhall Forest is available to download below. Please note no waymarkers are in place along this section at the moment.
The Deeside Way is an ambitious project to develop an off-road combined pedestrian/cycleway between Aberdeen and Ballater through the work of several partner organisations including Aberdeenshire Council, Aberdeen City Council, The Cairngorm's National Park, Scottish Natural Heritage, Scottish Enterprise Grampian and Sustrans. Local landowners and communities along the route have supported and assisted in the development of the Deeside Way which when complete will be approximately 45 miles in length. Parts of the route are also suitable for equestrian use.
The route will run through the key settlements of Aberdeen, Peterculter, Drumoak, Banchory, Kincardine O'Neil., Aboyne, Dinnet and Ballater where various facilities can be found including parking, refreshments and accommodation.
Currently, completed sections run from Aberdeen to Kincardine O'Neil and Aboyne to Ballater. Upgrading work is required between Milton of Crathes and Banchory but the path is usable.
Eventually a dedicated website will be developed for The Deeside Way but until then basic information will be available on this page.
- The Deeside Way Aberdeen to Drumoak (pdf 1.9mb)
- The Deeside Way Drumoak to Banchory (pdf 1.8mb)
- The Deeside Way Aboyne to Ballater (pdf 1.8mb)
- The Deeside Way Blackhall Forest (pdf 4.2mb)