Outdoor activities

An abundance of stunning natural landscapes on our doorstep!

Aberdeenshire Highland Beef tours

Highland Beef Farm in the heart of Deeside, Aberdeenshire - Pop-Up Butchery every Sat & Sun with quality meat and merchandise available to purchase along with weekly Food and Farm Experiences every Sunday offering Tours of our farm!

Highland Cattle herd outdoors all year round in Aberdeenshire.

Come and join my herd every Sunday for an intimate tour around my farm, where I will personally welcome you for a unique experience to see my working farm, meet our iconic Highland Cattle in the heart of the Scottish Countryside, meet them up close and photograph them followed by refreshments and the chance to taste some of our delicious beef.

Distance from Maryculter:
  • 10 miles
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Deeside Activity Park

Based on Royal Deeside, Aberdeenshire, we offer a wide and extensive range of exciting outdoor activities. Only 45 minutes from the centre of Aberdeen, we offer activities ranging from quad bike trekking around our mud-splattered course, to go-karting on our asphalt racing circuit. Or how about hitting the bulls-eye on our fully automatic archery range and breaking clays at our clay shooting facility.

In addition, we also offer 4x4 off-road driving, Clay Shooting and rifle target shooting amongst others. We are also very proud to offer a Tutored Whisky Tasting Class, why not indulge yourself and learn about the real Scottish Dram.

Our facilities include an award winning coffee shop, a farm shop, corporate conference suite, huge indoor activities arena and 3 luxury holiday cottages.

We're open 7 days a week from 9am to 5pm, all year round, so come see us soon.

Distance from Maryculter:
  • 21 miles
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Glen Tanar estate

Set of the eastern edge of Scotland’s spectacular Cairngorms National Park Glen Tanar spans 25,000 of breathtaking Highland scenery. From rugged heather moorland to towering Caledonian pine forests to the majestic River Dee. Glen Tanar is a destination for exploring the best of natural Scotland.

Distance from Maryculter:
  • 26 miles
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Loch Muick walks

Loch Muick is a beautiful freshwater loch on the Balmoral Estate roughly 8km south of Braemar. The loch is a popular destination for locals and visitors alike due to its picturesque location and pleasant terrain.

On the western side of the loch you will find Glas-allt Shield - a hunting lodge built for Queen Victoria in 1868. This lodge became her retreat after the death of Prince Albert. It is also known as Widow's House.

Keep your eyes peeled as you will frequently spot red deer and other wildlife roaming across the hills.

There is a visitors centre en-route from the carpark to the loch.

Distance from Maryculter:
  • 44 miles
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The Deeside Way

The Deeside Way is a 41 mile path running from Aberdeen to Ballater. The route follows the line of the Old Royal Deeside Railway.

The path is suitable for walkers and cyclists throughout the duration of the route. Many sections of the route are also suitable for horses.

The rewarding journey is frequently broken down into 4 sections Aberdeen to Drumoak, Drumoak to Banchory, Banchory to Aboyne and Aboyne to Ballater.

Distance from Maryculter:
  • 1 miles
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