Get active this spring

Discover fantastic local walks, trails and rides to explore the North East this season

Walking and cycling in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire is a great way to get out, get active and explore the beauty we have on our doorstep.

A mother and young daughter are walking hand in hand down a park on a spring day

Spring Walks

Oh the places you'll go!
As nature springs back into action, so can your step count.  With family, friends, or for a bit of headspace on your own - a springtime walk is a great boost to your day.

We have a some wonderful routes here in the North East:

A cyclists legs, with yellow trainers, on a bike

Cycling in Spring

Get in gear
Cycle Grampian has a fantastic collection of routes - whether you are interested in road, mountain or recreational cycling.

You can also view recreational cycling routes in Aberdeenshire and find out about cycling in Aberdeen

The Good Cycling Guide
Compiled by cyclists for cyclists, this handy guide produced by Grampian Cycle Partnership lets you brush up on best practice cycling behaviour.

Bike in need of a tune-up?
Keep an eye out on our Facebook page for details of local Dr. Bike events!

Passing safely
We all travel at our own speed and as a bike rider you should be able to safely overtake should you need to.

If you’re about to pass someone, let them know in good time. This might be a ring of a bike bell, or a polite 'excuse me'. Then slow down and pass in a safe way.

Be mindful that those around you may have impaired sight, hearing or mobility. Be aware that younger children may need help or take longer to make space.

Dandelion clock

Springtime tips

Be prepared for all seasons
Winter may be behind us, but the spring weather likes to keep us on our toes! Waterproofs and warmer layers can help us be prepared for those spring showers, and cooler mornings and evenings.

Respect your surroundings
A spring walk comes with the joy of  greenery, flowers and wildlife, to keep enjoying it, we need to be respectful of nature.

Be aware of nesting birds and animals, follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code, and if you're enjoying a picnic, remember to find a bin or take your rubbish home with you.

Share Space
Be considerate and behave safely when sharing space with other users.
If you're out with a four legged friend, keep them on a short lead.
And remember that if you are wearing headphones or ear buds, make sure you can still hear what is going on around you.