We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Old Deeside Railway Line

Duthie Park Polmuir Road | Polmuir Road, Aberdeen AB11 7TH, Scotland
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Cycle from Ballater to Banchory along Deeside Way and back the next day

Took touring bikes to Ballater leaving vehicle in carpark beside church. Nearly all the way off... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Watchingswifts
,
Aberfeldy, United Kingdom
via mobile
Love this walk

A popular place to walk or cycle, you can get on or off at multiple places from the Duthie Park to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
headbeeguy
,
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Read all 62 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good45%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“duthie park” (21 reviews)
“cycle path” (3 reviews)
“rob roy” (2 reviews)
LOCATION
Duthie Park Polmuir Road | Polmuir Road, Aberdeen AB11 7TH, Scotland
CONTACT
Website
Write a Review
Reviews (62)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 62 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took touring bikes to Ballater leaving vehicle in carpark beside church. Nearly all the way off road apart from nasty stretch on main road east of Aboyne. To add to problems, no signposting or description of options at this bit. Otherwise signposting OK but not...More

Thank Watchingswifts
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A popular place to walk or cycle, you can get on or off at multiple places from the Duthie Park to beyond Culter. It was the suburban railway and goes out as for as Ballater in theory. Commuters cycle along the path and you can...More

Thank headbeeguy
Reviewed 18 July 2017

This public walkway has been improved so much over the years with the formation of new bridges and tarring the surface itself. Now it accesses the world famous Duthie Park and stretches all the way to Peterculter and beyond. Easy to walk or cycle. Lots...More

Thank Tony D
Reviewed 7 June 2017

As I like to walk old railway lines this was good. Most of it is on the old railway, a lot of it a cycle way. Part is the Royal Deeside steam railway.

Thank Martin R
Reviewed 21 March 2017

This is a lovely way to see Deeside while exercising. Walk, cycle or ride your horse but beware of other users. Plenty of places along the way for great views, rests or refreshments (Newton Dee for example). Most of it now paved and less level...More

1  Thank aberd0nian
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed this walk! Caught in between some showers of rain but it was still very pleasant and the scenery was beautiful. Look forward to going back on a summers day

Thank Amy B
Reviewed 18 March 2017

This route starts at the Duthie Park and then passes through Holburn and Ruthrieston, where you can still see the old platforms, then out of town. So far I have only explored as far as Pitfodels, but I plan to cover other stretches of it...More

1  Thank Alastair N
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This former railway line from Aberdeen to Ballater is now a very popular walkway suitable for walkers cyclists or runners . It is easy to access from so many places along the way. It starts from the world famous Duthie Park and is an easy...More

1  Thank Tony D
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We regularly walk along sections of this former railway track which stretches from Aberdeen to Ballater. It is awesome and some of the views are breathtaking. It is also an enjoyable way to maintain fitness levels. Being an old railway, the gradients are easy annd...More

Thank Jim D
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

This is a favourite place for walking or cycling with very little stop/starts as the path crosses roads with bridges or underpasses, There is a bit of disruption at peterculter due to the awpr road works ! A must do for all locals or visitors

Thank Stuart C
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Maggie's Grill
572 reviews
.75 km away
Jewel in the Crown
411 reviews
.81 km away
The Ferryhill House Hotel
328 reviews
.41 km away
Ciao Napoli
421 reviews
.85 km away
Nearby Attractions
Duthie Park Winter Gardens
799 reviews
.26 km away
Maiden Stone
28 reviews
.92 km away
Duthie Park
443 reviews
.47 km away
Union Square
148 reviews
1.09 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Old Deeside Railway Line staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit