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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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      • 133
      • 10

      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      1,592
      Trails Mountain Bike
      1,548
      Trails E-Bike
      1,261
      Trails Hike
      1,341
      Trails Trail Running
      1,342
      Trails Horse
      275
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      13
      Trails Observed Trials
      1
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      1
      Trails Downhill Ski
      27
      Total Distance
      1,303 mile
      Total Descent
      250,532 ft
      Total Vertical
      4,276 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      4,285 ft
      Reports
      4,825
      Photos
      1,221
      Ridden Counter
      78,463

      Popular Trail Networks

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      Drumtochty 21 50 24
      Bennachie 10 29 23 20
      Scolty 13 14 29 20
      Kirkhill Forest 2 5 30 2
      Countesswells 6 13 15 4
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      Popular Aberdeenshire Mountain Biking Trails

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      Pitfichie Red Climb
      Pitfichie
      Heartbreak Ridge
      Ballater
      Devil's Staircase
      Pitfichie
      Kirkhill Fun Park
      Kirkhill Forest
      Gravel Road
      Ballater
      Tower South Climb
      Kirkhill Forest
      Forest Road
      Scolty
      Forest Road
      Pitfichie
      Forest Path
      Scolty
      Tower Descent
      Kirkhill Forest
      Macchiato
      Pitfichie
      Mastermind
      Ballater
      Pitfichie Downhill
      Pitfichie
      Hill of Marcus Climb
      Kirkhill Forest
      Kirkhill Fun Park Access Trail
      Kirkhill Forest

      Aberdeenshire Mountain Bike Routes

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      Aboyne Virtual Enduro 2020
      Aboyne
      19 miles
      Coch Dubh Route
      7 miles
      Tarfside > Aboyne > Mt Keen > Tarfside
      Glen Esk
      32 miles
      Clachnaben Long
      Banchory
      13 miles
      Clachnaben Short
      Drumtochty
      12 miles
      Ballater highlights
      Ballater
      35 miles
      Kingshill MTB Lap
      Countesswells
      2 miles
      Aboyne MiniDuro
      Aboyne
      15 miles
      Bennachie Banger!
      Bennachie
      14 miles
      Deeside Trail (Short)
      Aberdeenshire
      138 miles

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 47 rides
      • 22.4 km avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 63 rides
      • 22.8 km avg distance
      Past Week
      • 624 rides
      • 24.3 km avg distance

      Photos of Aberdeenshire Mountain Bike

      trail: Durris 2
      102 |
      Jun 15, 2020 @ 1:00am
      Jun 15, 2020
      trail: Durris 1
      89 |
      Jun 4, 2019 @ 8:59am
      Jun 4, 2019
      trail: Chutney
      226 |
      Aug 6, 2018 @ 11:45am
      Aug 6, 2018
      274 |
      Jul 4, 2018 @ 2:25pm
      Jul 4, 2018
      100 |
      Jun 8, 2017 @ 8:31am
      Jun 8, 2017
      trail: Durris 1
      125 |
      Apr 24, 2017 @ 1:42pm
      Apr 24, 2017
      trail: Berm Whale
      186 |
      May 13, 2012 @ 2:09am
      May 13, 2012
      trail: Berm Whale
      312 |
      Apr 27, 2009 @ 7:17am
      Apr 27, 2009
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      Videos of Aberdeenshire Mountain Bike

      A foggy november day up scolty
      33 | Nov 14, 2020
      trail: Dead Wood
      0:07 | 95 | Oct 20, 2020
      1:52 | 26 | Aug 11, 2020
      0:57 | 57 | Aug 11, 2020
      Full run
      2:12 | 233 | Jul 4, 2020
      Rock Hopper jump
      0:08 | 157 | Jul 4, 2020
      Culter jump track
      0:23 | 130 | May 20, 2020
      4:48 | 125 | Apr 29, 2020

      Current Trail Warnings

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      Bean 4 Coffee
      Ballater
      Jul 23, 2021 @ 5:37am
      6 hours
      DrydarynpNo sign of this
      Glass Case of Emotion
      Durris Forest
      Jul 16, 2021 @ 6:54am
      Jul 16, 2021
      Prevalent Mudgav-s TRAILFORKSLots of deep mud sections. There's also a...
      Pine Martins Lair
      Drumtochty
      Jul 4, 2021 @ 9:00am
      Jul 4, 2021
      DryandrewcookVery overgrown and vague for a lot of it,...

      Recent Trail Reports

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      user #1086487mtbmiffriddentrailMastermind and 4 more
      Jul 23, 2021 @ 9:18am
      2 hours
      user #2305199darynpaddreportBean 4 Coffee
      Jul 23, 2021 @ 5:37am
      6 hours
      user #2789348InnesMTBriddentrailSweet and Sour
      Jul 22, 2021 @ 4:12am
      1 day
      user #2320667stevied0936votetrailSquamish AB
      Jul 22, 2021 @ 1:54am
      1 day
      user #2320667stevied0936riddentrailNob Nibbler and 2 more
      Jul 22, 2021 @ 1:47am
      1 day

      Recent Comments

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      user #1247363felasmortrailDragonClear
      Jul 20, 2021 @ 10:33am
      Jul 20, 2021
      user #2384945ColinAaO4AntrailHeartbreak RidgeWhy have I. It tried this one before. An...
      Jul 18, 2021 @ 6:32am
      Jul 18, 2021
      user #2001545busdriver20trailHeartbreak RidgeAbsolutely outstanding and bone dry at the...
      Jul 15, 2021 @ 3:10pm
      Jul 15, 2021
      user #1627202moorbahtattrailHeartbreak RidgeBone dry. Some great maintenance carried out...
      Jul 15, 2021 @ 6:05am
      Jul 15, 2021
      user #2018387LadzeltrailForest RoadForrestry works have torn up the path at near...
      Jul 11, 2021 @ 11:31am
      Jul 11, 2021

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike1,5481,288 mile241,739 ft637 miles4,275 ft
      1,2004,8097562,617
      E-Bike1,2611,055 mile193,389 ft514 miles4,275 ft
      164,082212,678
      Hike1,3411,212 mile192,785 ft569 miles4,275 ft
      54,446122,262
      Trail Running1,3421,212 mile192,969 ft570 miles4,275 ft
      4,447121,634
      Horse275292 miles32,172 ft127 miles2,477 ft
      1,5462
      Dirtbike/Moto138 miles1,040 ft2 miles1,257 ft
      1,5261
      Observed Trials12 miles13 ft725 ft1,093 ft
      42
      ATV/ORV/OHV12 miles13 ft725 ft1,093 ft
      1,527
      Downhill Ski2711 miles8,625 ft10 miles1,227 ft
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