Outdoor Pursuits

Lochter

Lochter

1.8 Miles

Lochter Activity Centre, Oldmeldrum
Lochter has the widest range of outdoor and sporting activities in the North East of Scotland for all ages. Activities range from Karting on the outdoor Lochterstone track, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Target Rifle Shooting, Target Archery, Segway Slalom, 4X4 Blindfold Driving, Climbing Wall and Zip Line, Water Zorbing and so much more.
Pitmedden Gardens

Pitmedden Gardens

6.0 Miles

Pitmedden Garden, Pitmedden, Ellon AB41 7PD
Enjoy the spectacle of the Great Garden, with over 40,000 plants bursting with colour in the summer months. On the 100 acre estate is the Museum of Farming Life, a visitor centre, herb garden, ponds and a woodland walk. You can also explore the new nature hut, with interpretation of the wider estate.
Bennachie Walks

Bennachie Walks

9.9 Miles

Chapel of Garioch AB51 5HX, United Kingdom
Climb the two highest peaks of Bennachie, Oxen Craig and Mither Tap and enjoy fabulous sweeping views. The circuit returns over Craigshannoch.

North East 250

12.0 Miles

The North East 250 explores everything for which Scotland is famous in a unique road trip taking you through the whisky distilleries of Speyside, the spectacular mountain passes of Cairngorms National Park, the famous castles of Royal Deeside, the Granite City of Aberdeen, the rugged North Sea coastline to the east, and the picturesque seaside villages of the Moray Firth.
Balmedie Beach

Balmedie Beach

14.6 Miles

Balmedie Country Park, Balmedie, Aberdeen AB23 8XG
Balmedie is a flat sandy beach with sand dunes to the rear of the beach.

Dolphin Tours, Aberdeen

19.7 Miles

Blackdog, Bridge Of Don, Aberdeenshire, AB23 8BT
Aberdeen Harbour Tours vessel is moored in Aberdeen Harbour. Their Dolphin Cruise Boat operates from Commercial Quay West in Aberdeen Harbour. Cruises are 1 Hour duration where you can enjoy a talk from the crew onboard about the history and operation at the port. Get up close to the large oil supply vessels working from the Harbour. Then set sail off out into Aberdeen Bay spotting Dolphins playing and feeding and various wildlife feeding. Wildlife spotted on the tours are mainly Bottlenose Dolphins, Eider Duck, Seals, Porpoises, and the occasional Minky whales and Orca whales.
Aden Country Park

Aden Country Park

21.2 Miles

Station Road, Mintlaw Aberdeenshire
Aden Country Park in Mintlaw, Aberdeenshire, is a 230 acre country park in the heart of Buchan. Aden (pronounced Aa-den), meaning bonnie burn or brae, offers a warm welcome and beautiful surroundings. A wide range of opportunities for relaxation and recreation for individuals, families, and groups to enjoy.
Ski Slope at Alford

Ski Slope at Alford

21.7 Miles

Greystone Rd, Alford AB33 8TY
Beginners and advanced skiers are catered for at this ski centre in the west of Alford. The slopes include a 70m Dendix slope with lift, and a 30m training slope with travelator. All equipment can be hired. Tuition is available for skiing and snowboarding from British Association of Snowsport accredited instructors: lessons may be group, private or as part of a private party. The slopes can also be hired and used for tubing.
Cross-country Skiing at Huntly

Cross-country Skiing at Huntly

23.8 Miles

Ski Lodge Hill Of Haugh, Huntly AB54 4SH
Huntly Nordic and Outdoor Centre is Britain's only purpose-built all-weather facility for cross-country skiing, providing tuition at all levels from novice to elite. The facility is run by Aberdeenshire Council and was upgraded with grants from the Big Lottery in 2004.
Banffshire Coast

Banffshire Coast

27.2 Miles

Banff, United Kingdom
The Banffshire coast is one of the world’s outstanding coastlines, says the National Geographic. Natural beauty, wildlife and a strong community feeling. Banffshire coast was also the filmset for 2016 film Whisky Galore, the film used both Portsoy and the harbour as shooting locations.