GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Aberdeen River Dee Walk

1 miles (1 km)

With a beautiful coastline, some fine city parks, local forests and riverside trails the city of Aberdeen is a great place for walkers.
This walk takes you around Duthie Park, near the River Dee, in the city. The popular park includes restored Victorian features such as the Band Stand, fountains and boating ponds. There's also the Winter Gardens with a wonderful collection of plants. After exploring the park you can follow some steps down to the road which runs along the River Dee. There's footpath here running along the river towards the railway bridge. Near here you can re-enter the park.
You can continue your walking around Aberdeen by picking up the Deeside Way on the northern side of the park. This shared cycling and walking trail will take you west to Ballater with some nice riverside paths along the River Dee to enjoy.
For a coastal walk in the city head north to Balmedie Country Park where there's lovely beaches and an extensive dune system.
For more information on the history, climate, local attractions and transport links see the informative wikipedia page.


AB11 7TH - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Walks near Aberdeen

  • Kirkhill Forest - This forest near Aberdeen has some good walking paths and mountain bike trails to try
  • Balmedie Country Park - Enjoy some simply stunning coastal scenery in this country park on the East coast of Scotland
  • Haughton Country Park - Enjoy a short stroll around the pretty Haughton Country Park in Alford, Aberdeenshire
  • Deeside Way - This shared cycling and walking trail runs along a disused railway line from Aberdeen to Ballater, in the Cairngorms.
  • Drum Castle - This 13th century castle near Drumoakhas some lovely walking trails to follow through the grounds and surrounding woodland.
    To the east of the castle you can try the farmland walk, while on the western side the Drumhill trail will take you through the Forest of Drum.
    In the grounds you can visit the delightful Garden of Historic Roses and anarboretumcontaining trees from all regions of the 18th centuryBritish Empire
  • PitfichieForest - This walk visits the Whitehills Stone Circle and Bogmore Wood from PitfichieForest car park
  • Loch of Skene - This large freshwater loch is located near Dunecht andKirkton of Skene in Aberdeenshire
  • Castle Fraser - This 15th century castle in Inverurie is surrounded by attractive parkland, lovely gardens and peaceful woodland.
  • Formartine and Buchan Way - A super off road cycling and walking trail through Aberdeenshire following a dismantled railway line
  • Bennachie Walks - Explore the Bennachie Forest and the Bennachie Hills on a series of fine walking trails


Parched Grass at the Duthie Park - - 213991

Parched Grass at the Duthie Park

Duthie Park- bandstand (geograph 6505124)

Duthie Park- bandstand

Duthie park - - 223109

Duthie park

Aberdeen, Duthie Park - boating lake - - 597998

A pleasant little lake alongside the carpark of Duthie Park in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Bridge of Dee, Aberdeen - - 7768

Bridge of Dee, Aberdeen. Original bridge dates back to the 1500's

Torry Battery - - 840042

Torry Battery on the eastern side of the city. These massive fortifications were constructed during the 1860s as were many in coastal locations throughout Britain to guard against attack by the French at the time of Napoleon III. Girdleness lighthouse in the distance.

George VIth Bridge over the River Dee, Aberdeen - - 7697

George VIth Bridge over the River Dee just west of the park.

Balmedie Beach - - 1300496

Balmedie Beach. Just north of the city this country park is a great place for coastal walking.


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