Getting about by foot is a fantastic way to bring a number of benefits to your life

Walking short distances regularly gives you a fantastic health boost whilst helping protect against a number of common conditions.

Choosing walking instead of the car for short journeys and help improve local air quality, reduce noise from traffic and reduce harmful emissions.

Want to build more walking into your day? We have a great way to help you find routes:

Walking in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire

Walk sign

Walking Routes

From historic trails and hill walks, to jaunts with coastal views and routes with famous people; we've got you covered:

Walking routes in Aberdeen

Walking routes in Aberdeenshire

Walking on the Formartine & Buchan Way

Walking on a beach

Did you know?

“Walking is one of the best ways to get your dose of healthy activity: just 30 minutes of walking spread throughout the day will help to keep your heart healthy and strengthen your muscles.”
British Heart Foundation
Couple walking on a beach

Health Benefits

  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Tone muscles
  • Support your mental wellbeing
  • Keep your heart healthy
  • Improve your concentration
  • Feel more energetic
  • Sleep easier
  • Relax

Walking can help you to:

Did you know walking can also reduce your risk of:
  • Stroke
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Osteoporosis
Group on a Treasure Trail

Treasure Trails & Geocaching

You can even turn your walk into a a bit of fun with walking treasure trails around Aberdeenshire as well as solving puzzles and joining in with Geocaching - simply create a free account and then download the app your phone and join the game!
Group of people walking

Health Walks

Supported by Paths for All, Health Walks are aimed at supporting inactive people who would benefit most from doing more physical activity. The regular walks are free, led by an instructor on a risk assessed route. The Paths for All website can help you find out more about Health Walks and search for your local group.