Formartine and Buchan Way
A super off road cycling and walking trail through Aberdeenshire following a dismantled railway line. The route runs from Dyce to Fraserburgh with an optional section to Peterhead. Highlights on the route include Aden Country Park where you will find the Aberdeenshire Farming Museum, forest walks and a ruined country house. The path also passes the peaceful Pitfour Lake, the 13th century ruined abbey at Deer Abbey (see video), the Strichen White Horse and the ancient Strichen Stone Circle.
The route is waymarked with the letters F & BW on a red railway logo.
The start point at Dyce is located a few miles north west of the city of Aberdeen.
Formartine and Buchan Way Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Formartine and Buchan Way Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Formartine and Buchan Way OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Formartine and Buchan Way Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Towards the Fraserburgh end of the route you could take a detour east to visit the lovely Loch of Strathbeg. The area includes an RSPB visitor centre, wildlife reserve and several species of water loving birds to look out for on the loch.