Deeside Way + GPX

Distance: 66 km Grade: 1 (Easy)

Deeside Way to the east of the site of Peterculter station
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This trail offers many opportunities to see remains of the old railway infrastructure as well as stunning views over the River Dee with the Cairngorm Mountains as a backdrop. Most of the route is off road with gradual gradients making for easy going particularly suitable for family cycling although there are some short steeper sections giving more of a challenge.

Along the way there are opportunities to link into other paths including historic drove roads like The Fungle and Firmounth and local path networks. The Deeside Way offers the opportunity to explore a beautiful area of Aberdeenshire. There are plans underway to extend the path from Ballater to Braemar.


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