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

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.

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Sharing Space

Brush up on The Highway Code
Earlier this year, a range of updates were made to the Highway Code. Among those saw the introduction of a 'Hierarchy of Road Users' which places those most at risk, in the event of a collision, at the top.

While all users must take responsibility, those in charge of vehicles that can cause the greatest harm in the event of a collision bear the greatest responsibility to take care and reduce the danger they pose to others.

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.

Respect your surroundings
Getting out and about in comes with all 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.

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Summer Walks


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Download the Go Abz App
The Go Abz journey planner app now features Aberdeen walking trails and points of interest across the city. You can download the app on the App Store and Google Play.

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Cycling in Summer

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.

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.

Bike in need of a tune-up?
The Scotland Cycle Repair Scheme is providing free repairs and maintenance to people who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford it. The scheme is funded by the Scottish Government and administered by Cycling UK.