GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Pitfour Lake

2 miles (2.7 km)

This beautiful lake in Aberdeenshire has some good walking trails running along the water and through the surrounding woodland. The lake is located on the Pitfour Estate in Mintlaw. You could walk from the village or park in the parking area just off the A590. From here you can esily pick up the trails through the woodland to the lakeside. It's a peaceful spot with lovely views over the lake to the surrounding countryside.
It's easy to extend your walk by heading south and visiting Aden Country Park. Here you'll find 230 acres of parkland with peaceful woodland, a lake and a Victorian arboretum.
The long distance Formartine and Buchan Way runs just to the south of the lake. Pick this up and head west and you can visit Deer Abbey. It's less than a mile away and contains the fascinating ruins of aCistercianmonastery founded in 1219.


AB42 4JL - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Pitfour Lake OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Pitfour Lake Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Pitfour Lake showing island

Pitfour Lake showing island

Ruin at Pitfour Lakeside

Ruin at Pitfour Lakeside

Bridge over lake at Pitfour

Bridge over lake at Pitfour

Another view of island in lake at Pitfour

Another view of island in lake at Pitfour

Carriageway bridge over Pitfour Lake (geograph 6862418)

Carriageway bridge over the lake. A summer view.

Pitfour Chapel (geograph 5820465)

Chapel. The chapel was fully renovated and converted to a private residence in 2003; the observatory was purchased and restored by Banff & Buchan District Council (nowAberdeenshire Council) and can be accessed by the public. The chapel is part of the Pitfour Estate.


GPS Files

GPX File

Pitfour Lake.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Pitfour Lake.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)