Deeside Way

Drumoak to Banchory

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Distance: 7 miles / 11 km
Total ascent: 210 feet/64 metres
Total descent: 207 feet/63 metres
Estimated walk time: 2 - 2.5 hours
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GPS data:

Start: 57.07887, -2.34764
End: 57.049716, -2.500404


The Route

Head west out of Drumoak on the pavement beside the A93 and join the path on the left. The path follows the A93 until you reach Crathes, here the path shares the pavement for a short distance before turning left at the road junction. Cross the road at the waymarker onto the private access road. Follow the private road between the houses through a gate and across the old sand and gravel works until you arrive at a car park for the playing fields. Here walkers can cross the old stone pack bridge, cyclists and horses should follow the waymarkers to rejoin the path after the pack bridge.

A short distance further on you arrive at Milton of Crathes. Cross the car park and follow the path beside the restored railway line until you reach the outskirts of Banchory. The path runs behind the sawmill into St Ternan Park and then follow the waymarkers until you arrive at the King George V Park a short distance from the town centre.

Things to see along the way