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Long Distance Routes

Deeside Way
A mainly off road route under development between Aberdeen and Ballater, much of which follows the route of the former Royal Deeside Railway

Formartine and Buchan Way
54 mile offroad route linking Dyce with Ellon, Maud, Fraserburgh and Peterhead using the level track bed of a former railway line through rolling farmland.

TEMPORARY CLOSURE - UPGRADING WORKS FROM 13th JANUARY 2015

The section of the Formartine and Buchan Way  between Dyce and  Parkhill (crossing the A947) will be closed from Tuesday 13th January for approximately 10 weeks for upgrading works. Please contact Aberdeen City Council  on  01224 523316 or Aberdeenshire Council on 01467 628380 for further information.

If you are intending to use the Formatine and Buchan Way for an event please ensure you notify the relevant Council's to ensure there are no planned works at the time of your event.

Gordon Way
19 km / 12 miles waymarked hill and forest footpath from Bennachie Centre to Suie Hill.

Aberdeenshire Coastal Path
A network of coastal and inland paths between Cullen in the North and St Cyrus in the South.

Ladies Bridge, Cruden Bay

Work on the replacement Ladies' Bridge at Cruden Bay is underway with construction planned to finish before the summer holidays. The demolition and construction phase will begin week commencing Monday 9th March 2015. It is planned that the complete works will take place over the next four months and the bridge will open at the end of June 2015 (weather dependent). During this period the entire bridge area will be closed to the public and consequently access to the beach will be stopped along this route. Alternative access will be provided to the beach and the coastal path over an approved route across the golf course. This will enable people to access the beach during constuction works. The route across the golf course will be demarcated. The dunes adjacent to the beach are a dynamic environment and thererfore there may be occasions that the approach to the beach is difficult to navigate.