Scottish Scenery

  • Balmedie Beach

    Balmedie Beach

    The award winning beach beside the village of Balmedie is 8 miles from Aberdeen. Popular with kite surfers, the rolling dunes stretch from Bridge of Don through to the Ythan at Newburgh. Balmedie beach has won a seaside award in both 2006 and 2007.

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  • Bennachie, Inverurie

    Bennachie

    As one of the most popular hill ranges in the North-East, Bennachie is very popular with mountain bikers and hillwalkers, thanks to its proximity to Inverurie and Aberdeen.

    Bennachie has nine distinctive tops and two ancient hill forts (Pictish and Iron Age). The lower portions of Bennachie are tree covered, which gives way to open moorland further up. The highest summit of Bennachie is Oxen Craig at 528 metres (1732 ft), and the most prominent summit is Mithir Tap.

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  • Cairn Gorm

    Cairngorms

    The world famous Cairngorms in the Caurngorm National Park span from Aviemore in the north-west, Glen Gairn, and Braemar in the south-east, and Glen Feshie in the south-west. The Cairngorms are famed for the stunning views, highland wildlife, and primeval Caledonian forest.

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  • Carn an t-Sagairt Mor, Aberdeenshire

    Carn an t-Sagairt Mor

    Taking its name from Gaelic, meaning  "big hill of the priest", Carn an t-Sagairt Mor near Ballater rises to 1047m (3435 feet) southwest of Lochnagar and southeast of Braemar.

    Carn an t-Sagairt Mor is classified as a Munro, a Scottish mountain with a height over 3,000 feet (914.4 metres). They are named after Sir Hugh Munro (1856–1919), who produced the first compilation of a catalogue of such hills, known as Munro's Tables, in 1891.

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  • Carn na Drochaide, Braemar

    Carn na Drochaide

    At 818m (2683 ft) Carn na Drochaide is one of the most popular Braes of Mar and lies adjacent to the river Dee overlooking the highland village of Braemar. Forming part of the great Cairngorm national park, Carn na Drochaide is slightly separated from the main Cairngorm ranges thanks to the glen of Quoich and the slot of the Sluggain between.

     

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  • Clachnaben, Glen Dye

    Clachnaben

    The distinctive hill of Clachnaben or "Clach na Beinne" at Glen Dye in lower Deeside rises to 589m (1801ft). Clachnaben is home to an annual fell race, and is popular with rock climbers and hillwalkers. New paths have been recently constructed to allow easy access to the summit of Clachnaben after the original steep paths became too eroded. From the top you can see both Mount Battock, Lochnagar and Bennachie.

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  • Collieston Cliffs

    Collieston Cliffs

    Views of the coastline beside Collieston and Old Slains Castle. Pre-dating the Slains Castle at Cruden Bay, Old Slains Castle at Collieston was built by the Errol family and is 6 miles to the south. Old Slains Castle was blown up by King James VI as a punishment for their part in the 1594 plot by the Earl of Huntly against him.

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  • Cruden Bay Cliffs

    Cruden Bay Cliffs

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  • Falls of Feugh, Banchory

    Falls of Feugh

    A few minutes from Banchory, in Aberdeenshire, are the stunning Falls of Feugh. The stonebuilt Bridge of Feugh footbridge spanning the river is popular with visitors who watch salmon climb the natural leap during spawning season.

    Beside the bridge is a turnpike toll house, built with windows facing both ways along the road to catch passing travellers in times gone by.

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  • Kerloch, Banchory

    Kerloch

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  • Portlethen Cliffs, Aberdeenshire

    Portlethen Cliffs

    The sea cliffs east of Portlethen offer some of the most technical short climbs in the area. What some might see as an added thrill, many of the climbs would have a lethal plunge into the cold North Sea below should anything go wrong...

    Thankfully for the rest of us, a network of paths runs along the top of the cliffs, allowing those less adventurous to still see the scenery and appreciate the sea views.

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  • Scolty Tower, Banchory

    Scolty Hill

    Scolty hill, on the outskirts of Banchory in Aberdeenshire, is popular with weekend hillwalkers, mountain bikers and tourists. Following a narrow road, this walk leads from the nearby car park and passes through the Scolty woodland park, before rising into moorland. Scolty hill has a monument tower on top, which was built to General Burnett. This stone tower is open to the public, and features a spiral staircase inside, allowing visitors to see the fantastic panoramic views from the the Scolty hill summit.

    The walk to Scolty hill is easily extended to take in the Falls of Feugh, passing over the ancient bridge and salmon leap.

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