It's a delight to discover how much there is to do in the wild parts of Kincardineshire and Aberdeenshire. Fasque & Glendye Estates offer opportunities for walking, running, camping in the wild, fishing, cycling, riding and orienteering. The estates follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code, which is all about enjoying Scotland's great outdoors responsibly.
Adopting the Scottish Outdoor Access Code’s low-impact approach, Fasque & Glendye Estates are delighted to offer walkers, campers, runners, riders, cyclists and orienteering groups responsible right of access. The three main messages from the SOAC (www.outdooraccess-scotland.com) are:
There are many beautiful paths and hill walks, including the route up to the summit of Clachnaben, one of the most walked hills in Scotland. In days gone by, ships coming in to Aberdeen would take their bearings from the massive granite tor at the summit of this 550m hill; Bennachie is an equally distinctive mountain 50 miles further north. A local charity, Clachnaben Path Trust, has improved the path to the summit of Clachnaben for walkers; it begins at the forest car park just north of Bridge of Dye. It is hoped that walkers will both enjoy and respect this pristine wilderness.
We suggest that organised parties contact us in advance at the Estate Office so that we can help with routes, parking spots, map references and any other information that may be helpful.