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***Planning ahead and being flexible is key to an enjoyable day out at the moment. For more information and inspiration about the range of beauty spots you can visit in Aberdeenshire check out this great outdoors section. For more information and advice about visiting the Cairngorms National Park click here, and to check which businesses and locations are open in the Park click here.
There will be new traffic restrictions at Loch Muick and Linn of Dee this weekend so these areas, along with Muir of Dinnet and national nature reserves at Forvie and St Cyrus may be best avoided.
Before you visit any of our incredible places please understand the latest guidance, plan ahead, adapt to the situation if it’s busy and of course, be kind.***
From challenging single track and scaling the heights of Ben Macdui, to paddle-boarding off a coastal village or an e-bike ride in the valley, you’re spoiled for choice in Aberdeenshire.
Out in the fresh air with extensive views across these great estates, heathery moors and ancient forests. Our mountainous countryside bring you challenge with Munros to be bagged and ski lifts to be boarded on a bright winter’s day taking you to an adrenaline filled decent. Walk along the wide expansive sands that stretch for miles along stunning our coastline and discover nature in its prime along with quaint coastal villages which still stand untouched by modern day life.
Hiking, riding, mountain-biking, gliding, skiing, snowboarding, kayaking, surfing, kiteboarding … the list goes on. Experience thrills of gorge walking, zip wires and off-road driving, or just escape down a woodland path and roam free.
Our almost endless summer days aren’t the only good time to head outdoors. This part of Scotland is colder, drier, fresher and allows for ample opportunity to be active all year round. After a day exploring the outdoors, head inside for the warming pleasures of a wee dram taken by a roaring fire.
Whatever your preference, there’s plenty to be discovered here.
Please always follow the Scottish Outdoor Access code.