Walking

 The country around Huntly is ideal for walking. Follow the River Deveron to the ancient Dunbennan Church Kirkyard or climb the Clashmach to view the town and surrounding landscape. Close gates, keep dogs on leads near livestock.

Ba’ Hill Route
Moderate 3km (2 miles). Follows an old coach road. Good views across Huntly.

Battle Hill Footpaths
Moderate 5km (3 miles). A series of paths through woodland. Wayfaring course details from Tourist Information.

Bin Forest Link
Moderate/strenuous 3-8km (2-5 miles). The first part takes you out to the Bin Forest and the start of a network of marked and graded woodland trails. Leaflets from Tourist Information.
[t] 01466 794161 

Bogieside
Moderate 3km (2 miles). A river-hugging route probably best for nimble and to be avoided at high water.

Clashmach Path
Hill climb 8km (5 miles). Best done in walking boots A steady climb to 375m (1230ft) with stunning southern views and over the town towards the Moray Firth.
Re-creation of ancient woodlands in the Clashindarroch Forest – outside Huntly. New multi-user trails. [t]  01466 794161

Huntly Town Trail
An easy to follow guide around 11 of Huntly’s architectural landmarks. The walk is flexible and can be tailored to your visit. Buildings on the route include the Scottish Baronial Scott’s Hospital, and, surprisingly, the town’s 1930s police station. A glossary explains some of the architectural terms. Leaflets from Tourist Information or the Brander Library t 01466 792255

Deveron Footpaths

Footpaths map

Dunbennan
Easy 10km, (6 mile). A gentle amble along the Deveron to the ancient cemetery and church at Dunbennan. Watch out for fishermen casting for salmon and trout.


Meadow Loop
Easy 3km (2 miles) . A stroll along the river around Hill of Haugh. Wheelchair access for 650m, 700yds.

MacDonald Town Trail

The trail visits the places that were important in George MacDonald’s life or mentioned in his novels. The Gordon Arms Hotel on The Square, for instance, became ‘The Boar’s Head’ in his novel Robert Falconer. Huntly is variously transformed into Rothieden and Howglen. The house Howglen built by a Troup relation had the name raised in braille on the gate for a blind sister.
Pick up a leaflet which guides you around the town from the Tourist Information Centre in the Square.

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