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Our house is right beside the Deeside Way, a walking and riding path that stretches from Aberdeen to Ballater (about 55km).  I walk on the Way every week that we are at home and have taken hundreds if not thousands of photographs on these walks.

I decided to set myself a wee project to write a short guide to the Deeside Way that was a bit better than the rather bland description on the official website. Most of the route follows the old Deeside Railway to Ballater which was used by Queen Victoria and subsequent royals on their visits to Balmoral Castle. The line closed as part of Beeching’s cuts in 1966. The current route starts at Duthie Park in Aberdeen and finishes at Ballater Station.

So here it is, my free to download guide to the Deeside Way.

From Aberdeen to Ballater on the Deeside Way

Lots of pictures so it’s about 40MB to download – be patient if it doesn’t open immediately in your browser.

Between Drumoak and Banchory

Between Drumoak and Banchory

River Dee near Maryculter

River Dee near Maryculter

From Potarch Bridge

From Potarch Bridge

3 Responses to “Aberdeen to Ballater – A short guide to the Deeside Way”

  1. AlanR says:

    Absolutely first class job Ian. Thanks.

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