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Getting Outdoors

Cycling in Aberdeenshire © VisitAberdeenshire
Cycling in Aberdeenshire © VisitAberdeenshire

There are plenty of hiking, running and cycling trails dotted in and around Aberdeen, and outdoor fanatics will have no shortage of things to do during their time in the city. Kirkhill Forest, Gight Wood Reserve and the Bin Forest are just three of the many outdoor havens located near Aberdeen, and each offer magical walks and cycling trails of varying degrees of difficulty.

Royal Deeside Tours and Hillgoers are two companies that offer guided walking and hiking tours of such reserves. They're ideal options for visitors that are wary of taking on new landscapes on their own or who are traveling without a hired car, as most of these areas are best reached by vehicle. For snow sport enthusiasts, Lecht 2090 is a slope that towers above the Eastern Cairngorms and is a popular ski spot during the winter. Fraserburgh Beach is a surfing and water sport paradise during the summer time.