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Aberdeen Young Walkers Group

We are the Aberdeen Young Walkers Group. We open the way for everyone in our local community to enjoy the pleasures of walking.

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Overview

This pleasant circuit follows tracks and mountain biking paths through the forests and over the heathery, granite ridge of Cairn William. There are good views over the Aberdeenshire countryside. The Pitfichie Forestry Commission car park is signed from the B993 Monymusk road just northeast of the A944. Here there is a board showing the mountain bike trails. This route follows the white Pitfichie Forest Trail to point 13 where it heads up the red Cairn William Trail to reach the summit. The total distance is around 16km which is partly along a mountain bike trail, track and path, with some steep sections.

Saturday, 2 December 2023
Start time:
10:00 am
Estimated finish time:
2:30 pm
Difficulty:
Leisurely
Distance:
16km / 9.9mi
Ascent:
N/A
Type:
circular

Features

  • Accessible by public transport
  • Car parking available
  • Car sharing available
  • Dog friendly
  • Introductory walk

Starting point

Grid reference:
NJ 65579 13219
Nearest postcode:
AB51 7SS
what3words:
struck.cooked.huddle
Start time:
10:00 am

Pitfichie Forest Car Park

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking