Walk 11. Walk by the River Dee at Milltimber

This is a short route, mainly on tracks and paths. It can be extended by adding a section of the Deeside Way from either east or west of the starting point and the return route follows the outward path. Also a circular extension via Maryculter Bridge can be added by going up river. Grade: Easy. … Read more

Walk 10. Walk at Bieldside

This is a short walk at Newton Dee in Bieldside. It starts at the Old Ferry Road in Bieldside, signposted “Newton Dee”. Parking is available in an unmarked lay-by on the North Deeside Road, about 50 metres beyond the turning on to Old Ferry Road. The route is also accessible from the Deeside Way, so … Read more

Walk 8. Milltimber Circular Walk

A walk which includes paths on both the east and west sides of the AWPR in woodland and on tracks with views across and up the River Dee. The Milltimber AWPR junction allows the main walk to be split into two separate walks (Options 1 and 2). The main walk entails walking from the Deeside … Read more

Walk 6. Lady Hill and Foggieton Woods

A pleasant woodland walk on made-up, well-surfaced paths through Lady Hill and Foggieton Woods, starting from Cults Primary School and returning to the same point. The walk is signposted with yellow way markers for the first part and then, beyond Ladyhill Road, the route joins a Forestry Commission path network which is waymarked with posts. … Read more

Walk 5. Heritage Walk to Allan Park

This circular walk from Cults Hotel down to the River Dee and along to the Allan Park takes you past sites of local historical interest, such as Cults Station building and the now derelict Morison’s Bridge, known as the Shakkin Briggie, opened in 1837 and funded by Dr George Morison to give parishioners access to … Read more

Walk 4. Quarry Wood

A pleasant short stroll with easy gradients. Quarry Wood, which gives its name to local writer Nan Shepherd’s first novel, supports a number of different woodland birds and mammals in an area colonised by birch, rowan and Scots pine. Buzzards can often be heard, and sometimes seen circling overhead from the open parkland area, and … Read more

Local Walks

2 miles; 3 km.  Allow an hour.  Moderate. 3.5 miles; 5.6 km. Allow two hours. Moderate 5.2 miles; 8.3 km. Allow two and a half hours.   Moderate. 1.3 miles, 2 km. Allow half an hour.  Easy. 1.5 miles; 2.4 km. Allow 1 hour. Moderate. 3 miles; 5km. Allow 1½hours. Easy. 5.0 miles; 8km. Allow 2½ … Read more

Walk 2. River Dee

A rewarding walk along the River Dee, starting from Cults Hotel, but the path by the river is narrow and unsurfaced, often muddy after rain; rough with exposed tree roots, fallen trees and there is always the danger of sections being flooded or washed away after heavy rain. Enjoy the views of the river and … Read more

Walk 3. Hazlehead Park via Den Wood

This is a circular route starting from Cults Hotel, mainly on paths (some can be muddy), but involving two or three short sections on vehicular roads where care is required, especially if you have children and/or dogs with you, as there are no pavements. The route passes the cafe in Hazlehead Park and the charity … Read more

Walk 1. Inchgarth Reservoir Loop

A short level walk, on a private tarmac road round the reservoir at first, then on to the river via a narrow earth path, which can be muddy; the path that continues down river and back across to the wood is narrow, rough, uneven and can be overgrown in summer. Please park with care as … Read more