The Deeside Way
There are a number of fallen trees across the Deeside Way at several locations due to the recent storms, these will be removed in due course. Please exercise caution until the obstructions have been cleared.
This is a temporary web page to provide basic information about the currently available sections of the Deeside Way
Please note that the section of old railway line from the Kirkton road, east of Aboyne, to Aboyne Service Staion is NOT part of the Deeside Way and path users should find an alternative route into Aboyne. If using the A93 please do so with caution.
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 runs 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.
The Deeside Way is now almost complete between Duthie Park in Aberdeen and the Station Square in Ballater. There is cuurently a gap in the route east of Aboyne from Kirkton to the Victory Hall (1.5 kms). Please note that the old railway line between these points is not part of the Deeside Way
A dedicated website is being developed for The Deeside Way and will be live shortly but until then basic information will be available on this page.
- The Deeside Way Overview (pdf 4.2mb)
- Aberdeen to Drumoak (pdf 4.5mb)
- Drumoak to Banchory (pdf 4.0mb)
- Banchory to Aboyne (pdf 4.7mb)
- Aboyne to Ballater (pdf 4.8mb)