Aberdeen Off The Beaten Path

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    Seabirds abound at the Bullers of Buchan

    by scottishvisitor Updated Oct 3, 2006

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    The Bullers of Buchan has great headland walks. All sorts of seabirds can be found nesting high on the sea cliffs.
    Excellent coastal wild flowers perfume the air as you sit and listen to the mournful cry of the gulls.
    If you are very lucky you might spot a puffin or two. I often come here but without my dog the headland and cliffs have sheer drops but the beauty is drop dead gorgeous

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    Autumn is a busy time of year

    by scottishvisitor Updated Oct 1, 2006

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    Fields of Gold

    Fields of gold ring the countryside as the Autumn harvest is brought in by the local farmers. During September & October there is an increase in farm traffic on the roads. so Be prepared for very slow driving and have a lot of patience, these natural chain of events can not be hurried;

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    Windmills

    by stevezero Written Jun 21, 2006
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    Not sure if these are a good thing or a bad thing. Sure they are environmentally sound, but they dom't do too much for the scenery.
    These seven huge windmills just appeared between my last two visits to the Banff area. Thay are not fully up and running as I write, so there may be a noise issue later - we shall see.

    Near Boyndie, between Banff and Portsoy.

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    Walking the Lairig Ghru

    by hardclimb Written Dec 30, 2005

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    My pal Allan at Coylumbridge circa 10pm 15/07/05
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    In July 2005 I finally achieved a lifelong wish - to walk the lairig Ghru - a rough and remote mountain path connecting Braemar with Aviemore. I was blessed with some terrific weather and really enjoyed the experience. It can be done over a single day but I tackled it by starting around 10pm at night and bivouacking some 2 hours in from Coylumbridge.
    The route is easier North to South but it is always a very demanding mountain trek requiring care, a good level of fitness, food and drink reserves , a camera ! , and of course a map and compass. Carved out by a glacier the central part of the trip will leave you with some super memories of mountain archetecture in Scotland. Enjoy .

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    The beating heart of Aberdeen

    by duncanlbrown Written Nov 6, 2005

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    Aberdeen harbour is the commercial centre of the city, and is a representative cross-section of the industries that make Aberdeen such a prosperous place. Take the time to walk / drive around, but be careful! Highlights of the harbour areas are:

    Heritage - the old village of Footdee and the Fish Market - get up early for this
    Working - Ship repair yards, fabrication yards
    Docks - loading and unloading all sorts of supplies for the oil platforms
    Entertainment - pubs with live music, strippers
    Dining - everything from chips'n'kebabs to the Silver Darling - one of Aberdeen's poshest restaurants
    Sports - Dive shops
    and of course, like most harbours, the world's oldest profession plies her trade there!

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    Feel the force of the North Sea

    by duncanlbrown Written Nov 6, 2005

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    doesn't look too windy, does it?

    Greyhope road winds around from the South Pier of Aberdeen harbour to Nigg bay, and offers great views of the harbour traffic, the lighthouse and makes you realise that the North Sea is a wild windy place. Hang on to your hats and cameras! Once your finished, nip into Campbell's pub for a pint of 80' and a doorstep sandwich.

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    Daviot recumbent Stone Circle

    by shrimp56 Written Mar 23, 2005

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    Daviot recumbent stone circle

    Another picture of the Daviot recumbent stone circle looking out over the Aberdeenshire landscape. My apologies for the picture quality -- it was a dreary day, a disposible camera and a lousy scanner:( For better pictures see the website below.

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    The Red Well, Whitehills

    by stevezero Updated Mar 14, 2005

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    The Red Well, Whitehills, Aberdeenshire

    The Red Well is a source of water that it is protected by an ancient structure, possibly Roman. The spring can still be seen inside and has a red tint due to the large iron content of the water.

    Can be found on the walk from Banff to Whitehills. Or you can find it on a minor road from Whitehills.

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    Walk From Banff to Whitehills

    by stevezero Written Mar 14, 2005

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    Banff, Aberdeenshire

    There is a splendid walk along the Moray Firth coastline from historic Banff to the small fishing village of Whitehills, a distance of some 5kms. It is a nice flat walk that takes you past pretty cottages, history, rock formations and beautiful views.

    Start at Banff harbour, or you can park further along and walk less.

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    Walk From Gardenstown To Crovie

    by stevezero Written Mar 13, 2005

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    Gardenstown To Crovie, Aberdeenshire

    From Gardenstown walk the 1km or so along the shingle beach to the neighbouring village of Crovie. The walk takes you in the lea of the towering cliffs, but is not to difficult.
    Crovie must be one of the few mainland villages with no cars. Reason? - there is no road, only a narrow track seperates the houses from the sea

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    Walk to St John's Church, Gardenstown

    by stevezero Written Mar 13, 2005

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    St John's Church, Gardenstown, Aberdeenshire

    From Gardenstown, walk past Seatown, along the beach, turn inland, and follow the winding footpath up to the 1000 year old church. Although uphill it is not to strenuous.
    The ruins of the church stand now deserted high above Gardenstown. In the old days at a funeral the coffin was carried along the beach and up the winding path to the church, but not anymore.

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    Cullykhan Bay, Near Pennan

    by stevezero Written Mar 13, 2005

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    Cullykhan Bay, Near Pennan

    Cullykhan Bay is situated just below the site of the iron age fort. It has a small sandy beach and you will be unlucky if you have to share it with someone else even in the height of summer

    It is a short walk down a boardwalk to the beach from the car park.

    About 4kms form Gardenstown, just off B9031

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    Iron Age Fort - Near Pennan

    by stevezero Written Mar 13, 2005

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    Iron Age Fort - Near Pennan

    About 4 kms from Gardenstown is the site of an iron age fort. It can be found on a peninsular just of the B9031 road before you get to Pennan
    From the peninsular there is a great view of Pennan village nestling under the cliffs

    Turn left at sign for fort, just before Pennan on B9031. Short walk from car park

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    New Arbedour Beach

    by stevezero Written Mar 12, 2005

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    New Arbedour Beach, Beach

    New Arbedour Beach is a quiet remote beach on The North Aberdeenshire coast. ther are fine walks along the beach and caves and stacks to be seen.
    Also good place for a beach barbie.

    On a unclassified road, turn off B9031 at the model village of new Arbedour

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    Rattray Head

    by stevezero Updated Mar 12, 2005

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    Rattray Head, Aberdeenshire

    Rattray Head is a remote beach reached by a road and then a track from off the A90 Peterhead to Fraserburgh road.
    AT the end of the track are really huge sand dunes which lead to a remote windswept beach, which was deserted.

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