The Aberdeen and Grampian Tourist Board describes the area as 'Royal Deeside, Whisky, Castles and Coast' and it is easy to see why. The royal connection is most obvious around Balmoral, and there are castles and distilleries throughout the area.
There are also spectacular coastal routes, such as Collieston and the Sands of Forvie, Cruden Bay and the Bullers of Buchan, and a route from Cullen along a disused railway that takes walkers past Bow Fiddle Rock. Magnificent views of the surrounding countryside can be seen from Scolty Hill, Tap o'Noth (site of an Iron Age fort) and Tyrebagger Hill.
This book features details of 28 circular, graded walks all tried and tested by seasoned walkers. The routes range from extended strolls to exhilarating hikes, so there is something for everyone.