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      Aberdeenshire (Scottish Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain) is one of the 32 council areas of Scotland.

      It takes its name from the old County of Aberdeen which had substantially different boundaries. Modern Aberdeenshire includes all of what was once Kincardineshire, as well as part of Banffshire. The old boundaries are still officially used for a few purposes, namely land registration and lieutenancy.

      Aberdeenshire Council is headquartered at Woodhill House, in Aberdeen, making it the only Scottish council whose headquarters are located outside its jurisdiction. Aberdeen itself forms a different council area (Aberdeen City). Aberdeenshire borders onto Angus and Perth and Kinross to the south, Highland and Moray to the west and Aberdeen City to the east.

      Traditionally, it has been economically dependent upon the primary sector (agriculture, fishing, and forestry) and related processing industries. Over the last 40 years, the development of the oil and gas industry and associated service sector has broadened Aberdeenshire's economic base, and contributed to a rapid population growth of some 50% since 1975. Its land represents 8% of Scotland's overall territory. It covers an area of 6,313 square kilometres (2,437 sq mi).
      source: Wikipedia
      This region uses the Uk/Euro style trail grading system.
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      Region Details
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      • 146
      • 13

      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      1,810
      Trails Mountain Bike
      1,762
      Trails E-Bike
      1,481
      Trails Horse
      352
      Trails Hike
      1,492
      Trails Trail Running
      1,492
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      13
      Trails Observed Trials
      1
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      1
      Trails Downhill Ski
      27
      Trails Nordic Ski
      1
      Total Distance
      1,401 mile
      Total Descent
      260,594 ft
      Total Vertical
      4,276 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      4,285 ft
      Reports
      9,598
      Photos
      1,959
      Ridden Counter
      169,302

      Outside Logo Articles

      Video & Photo Story: Unreal Single Track in Scotland with Scotty Laughland
      Nov 24, 2021 from pinkbike.com
      Some incredible looking trails.
      Destination Showcase: Ben Cathro Rides Aberdeenshire
      Sep 28, 2021 from pinkbike.com
      Join Ben Cathro as he spends a few days in Aberdeenshire, Scotland riding the best trails and sampling some of the area's attractions.

      Popular Trail Networks

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      Drumtochty 1 21 52 25
      Bennachie 12 31 29 19
      Scolty 13 13 35 22
      Balfour Forest 3 26 7 2
      Kirkhill Forest 2 8 31 2
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      Popular Aberdeenshire Region Mountain Biking Trails

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      Heartbreak Ridge
      Pannanich
      Holy Cow
      Tarland Trails - Pittenderich
      Snakes
      Tarland Trails - Pittenderich
      Up and Doune
      Tarland Trails - Pittenderich
      Party Time
      Tarland Trails - Pittenderich
      Clarkies Climb
      Tarland Trails - Pittenderich
      Rump Track
      Tarland Trails - Pittenderich
      Travelator
      Tarland Trails - Pittenderich
      Ladders
      Tarland Trails - Pittenderich
      Gravel Road
      Pannanich
      High Pressure 1
      Tarland Trails - Pittenderich
      High Pressure 2
      Tarland Trails - Pittenderich
      Bermuda
      Tarland Trails - Pittenderich
      High Pressure 3
      Tarland Trails - Pittenderich
      Call Me Chris
      Tarland Trails - Pittenderich

      Aberdeenshire Region Mountain Bike Routes

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      Coch Dubh Route
      7 miles
      Mount Keen from Fungle road
      Aboyne
      37 miles
      Bennachie Banger!
      Bennachie
      14 miles
      ABOYNE LOOP 25KM
      Aboyne
      16 miles
      Ballater North
      17 miles
      Tarfside > Aboyne > Mt Keen > Tarfside
      Glen Esk
      32 miles
      Aboyne Virtual Enduro 2020
      Aboyne
      19 miles
      Bennachie Millstone
      Bennachie
      6 miles
      Neither Ballater Or Aboyne
      Ballater
      17 miles
      Beinn a Bhuird
      Braemar
      25 miles

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

      Today
      • 18 rides
      Yesterday
      • 66 rides
      Past Week
      • 430 rides

      Photos of Aberdeenshire Region Mountain Bike

      29 |
      Jun 4, 2023 @ 6:46am
      Jun 4, 2023
      12 |
      Jun 4, 2023 @ 6:46am
      Jun 4, 2023
      trail: Durris 1
      109 |
      Jun 4, 2019 @ 8:59am
      Jun 4, 2019
      321 |
      Aug 6, 2018 @ 11:45am
      Aug 6, 2018
      427 |
      Jul 4, 2018 @ 2:25pm
      Jul 4, 2018
      152 |
      Jun 8, 2017 @ 8:31am
      Jun 8, 2017
      trail: Durris 1
      138 |
      Apr 24, 2017 @ 1:42pm
      Apr 24, 2017
      trail: Berm Whale
      331 |
      Apr 27, 2009 @ 7:17am
      Apr 27, 2009
      | 2 comments

      Videos of Aberdeenshire Region Mountain Bike

      Black Grouse
      16 | Mar 11, 2024
      Upper Valley on to fire road
      | Jan 1, 2024
      Valley Down - Lower Section
      | Dec 30, 2023
      Valley Down - Lower Section
      | Dec 30, 2023
      Valley Down - Upper Section
      12 | Dec 30, 2023
      OAPS Only
      trail: OAP's only
      17 | Dec 30, 2023
      INAFATYL
      15 | Dec 30, 2023
      Feb 23
      4 | Dec 30, 2023

      Current Trail Warnings

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      Drumtochty
      Jun 6, 2024 @ 7:33am
      Jun 6, 2024
      Variableeastfyfes TARLANDClosed
      Forest Track
      Drumtochty
      Jun 6, 2024 @ 7:33am
      Jun 6, 2024
      Weteastfyfes TARLANDLarge fallen trees blocking forest road.
      Rooty Rocky
      Drumtochty
      Jun 6, 2024 @ 7:32am
      Jun 6, 2024
      Weteastfyfes TARLAND

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      etUaS0wKriddentrailactivity #54053036 and 3 more
      Jun 12, 2024 @ 8:30pm
      14 hours
      etUaS0wKriddentrailactivity #54053001 and 1 more
      Jun 12, 2024 @ 8:30pm
      14 hours
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      Jun 12, 2024 @ 8:28pm
      14 hours
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      Jun 12, 2024 @ 8:28pm
      14 hours
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      Jun 11, 2024 @ 4:59am
      2 days

      Recent Comments

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      craigewing1987reportRashfords crack❤️
      May 22, 2024 @ 3:28pm
      May 22, 2024
      turnertowerreportTwisted SisterAboyne is nothing but hero dirt rn. Get out...
      May 20, 2024 @ 9:48am
      May 20, 2024
      GolichtrailCoopers WayForestry Scotland has sanctioned this trail....
      May 20, 2024 @ 2:02am
      May 20, 2024
      tatties22trailSuper NovaNot sure why you would have an easy blue...
      May 19, 2024 @ 11:00am
      May 19, 2024
      mccarroll311reportRashfords crackRode this last night, nice work!
      Apr 26, 2024 @ 5:49am
      Apr 26, 2024

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike1,7621,385 mile251,378 ft679 miles4,275 ft
      1,9229,58198113,519
      E-Bike1,4811,168 mile207,887 ft565 miles4,275 ft
      308,5574113,922
      Horse352350 miles39,639 ft153 miles2,477 ft
      1,7242
      Hike1,4921,293 mile194,777 ft600 miles4,275 ft
      78,439125,827
      Trail Running1,4921,293 mile194,823 ft600 miles4,275 ft
      8,443127,584
      Dirtbike/Moto138 miles1,040 ft2 miles1,257 ft
      1,5112
      Observed Trials12 miles13 ft725 ft1,093 ft
      217
      ATV/ORV/OHV12 miles13 ft725 ft1,093 ft
      1,5121
      Downhill Ski2711 miles8,625 ft10 miles1,227 ft
      3358
      Nordic Ski12,247 ft404 ft2,215 ft404 ft
      4245
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