Twenty minutes drive away this is a great walk around the Loch. Relatively easy going with a good path it’s fine for families and dogs. Start at the burn o vat visitor centre.
Visible from the Croft the bennachie is one of Scotland’s most recognisable landmarks. Fifteen minutes drive away it offers spectacular views over the vale and onto Aberdeen. There is an extensive network of paths offering a 15 stroll to an all day hike over moorland hill tops.