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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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      • 11

      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      1,695
      Trails Mountain Bike
      1,651
      Trails E-Bike
      1,364
      Trails Hike
      1,431
      Trails Trail Running
      1,432
      Trails Horse
      307
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      13
      Trails Observed Trials
      1
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      1
      Trails Downhill Ski
      28
      Total Distance
      1,342 mile
      Total Descent
      252,419 ft
      Total Vertical
      4,276 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      4,285 ft
      Reports
      6,528
      Photos
      1,419
      Ridden Counter
      104,626

      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 50 25
      Bennachie 10 26 25 19
      Scolty 14 12 35 21
      Balfour Forest 3 20 6 3
      Kirkhill Forest 2 6 31 2
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      Popular Aberdeenshire Mountain Biking Trails

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      Heartbreak Ridge
      Pannanich
      Gravel Road
      Pannanich
      Pitfichie Red Climb
      Pitfichie
      Devil's Staircase
      Pitfichie
      Mastermind
      Ballater
      Kirkhill Fun Park
      Kirkhill Forest
      Macchiato
      Pitfichie
      Forest Road
      Scolty
      White Lady
      Pitfichie
      Tower South Climb
      Kirkhill Forest
      Forest Road
      Pitfichie
      Chutney Part 1
      Balfour Forest
      LandDrover Track
      Ballater
      Master Blaster
      Glen Tanar
      Green Hill Descent
      Pitfichie

      Aberdeenshire Mountain Bike Routes

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      Coch Dubh Route
      7 miles
      Aboyne Virtual Enduro 2020
      Aboyne
      19 miles
      AK_Pitfichie
      Inverurie
      12 miles
      Ballater North
      17 miles
      Bennachie Banger!
      Bennachie
      14 miles
      Aboyne MiniDuro
      Aboyne
      15 miles
      Bennachie Loop
      Bennachie
      14 miles
      Bennachie Big Loop
      Bennachie
      18 miles
      Ballater - Mt Keen- HBR- Mastermind
      Ballater
      29 miles
      Mount Keen from Fungle road
      Aboyne
      37 miles

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

      Today
      • 45 rides
      Yesterday
      • 55 rides
      Past Week
      • 479 rides

      Photos of Aberdeenshire Mountain Bike

      23 |
      Jul 19, 2022 @ 1:24pm
      Jul 19, 2022
      trail: Durris 1
      97 |
      Jun 4, 2019 @ 8:59am
      Jun 4, 2019
      272 |
      Aug 6, 2018 @ 11:45am
      Aug 6, 2018
      332 |
      Jul 4, 2018 @ 2:25pm
      Jul 4, 2018
      123 |
      Jun 8, 2017 @ 8:31am
      Jun 8, 2017
      trail: Durris 1
      128 |
      Apr 24, 2017 @ 1:42pm
      Apr 24, 2017
      trail: Berm Whale
      186 |
      May 13, 2012 @ 2:09am
      May 13, 2012
      trail: Berm Whale
      316 |
      Apr 27, 2009 @ 7:17am
      Apr 27, 2009
      | 2 comments

      Videos of Aberdeenshire Mountain Bike

      A foggy november day up scolty
      51 | Nov 14, 2020
      trail: Dead Wood
      0:07 | 134 | Oct 20, 2020
      1:52 | 34 | Aug 11, 2020
      0:57 | 68 | Aug 11, 2020
      Full run
      2:12 | 357 | Jul 4, 2020
      Rock Hopper jump
      0:08 | 220 | Jul 4, 2020
      Culter jump track
      0:23 | 168 | May 20, 2020
      4:48 | 154 | Apr 29, 2020

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Forest track Up
      Drumtochty
      Aug 17, 2022 @ 11:44am
      2 days
      DryLewismurraystrathfinella Hill not accessible direct....
      Black Hill Climb
      Drumtochty
      Aug 17, 2022 @ 4:46am
      3 days
      DryBenTravis
      Extension
      Drumtochty
      Aug 17, 2022 @ 12:50am
      3 days
      DryBenTravis

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Braaap
      Drumtochty
      Aug 17, 2022 @ 11:41am
      3 days
      IdealLewismurray
      Lockdown
      Drumtochty
      Aug 17, 2022 @ 11:40am
      3 days
      IdealGreatLewismurray
      Strathfinella South Side
      Drumtochty
      Aug 17, 2022 @ 11:38am
      3 days
      IdealLewismurray
      Spare Ribs
      Drumtochty
      Aug 17, 2022 @ 11:37am
      3 days
      IdealLewismurray
      Fine For Nine
      Drumtochty
      Aug 17, 2022 @ 11:37am
      3 days
      Idealclear all good.Lewismurray
      Bring Out The Gimp
      Drumtochty
      Aug 17, 2022 @ 11:36am
      3 days
      Idealclear.Lewismurray
      Mattock
      Drumtochty
      Aug 17, 2022 @ 11:36am
      3 days
      Idealtop half is clear down to road.Lewismurray
      Sitka
      Drumtochty
      Aug 17, 2022 @ 11:34am
      3 days
      Idealrunning wellLewismurray
      Forest Road
      Scolty
      Aug 16, 2022 @ 10:58am
      Aug 16, 2022
      VariableClear, no blockages or signs of timber...abl8
      Forest Road
      Scolty
      Aug 16, 2022 @ 10:01am
      Aug 16, 2022
      Variable Ridden and clear, now part of the...abl8

      Activity Feed

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      user #3142441Pmcraig1982wishlisttrailClachnaben Loop via Glen Dye
      Aug 19, 2022 @ 4:42pm
      7 hours
      user #1474228TigertaliswishlistrouteBen Macdui
      Aug 19, 2022 @ 2:01pm
      10 hours
      user #1750301anthony-kwishlistroutePitfichie Enduro 2022
      Aug 19, 2022 @ 9:55am
      14 hours
      user #3063458turtlemacoriddentrailGBP
      Aug 18, 2022 @ 2:09pm
      1 day
      user #2945139GregorcvrweOwishlisttrailFungle Singletrack Section
      Aug 18, 2022 @ 5:05am
      2 days

      Recent Comments

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      user #2038895LewismurrayreportFine For NineFallen tree lower part think I re routed down...
      Aug 17, 2022 @ 11:45am
      2 days
      user #2313845abl8reportRoots ManovaThe app is going Haywire, sorry, this is...
      Aug 16, 2022 @ 11:00am
      Aug 16, 2022
      user #3139365LukeasaurusreportMarcus Flint slabClear and running clean
      Aug 10, 2022 @ 12:02pm
      Aug 10, 2022
      user #3139365LukeasaurusreportMarcus FlintFine open and running fine
      Aug 10, 2022 @ 12:01pm
      Aug 10, 2022
      user #1510211Rt2112trailCorona Time (Lower)New line has been cut to avoid the fallen...
      Aug 8, 2022 @ 10:45am
      Aug 8, 2022

      Local Badges

      Bike & Skill Parks

      nametypecityrating
      Glensheebike parkSpittal of Glenshee
      Auchenblae Pump Trackskill parkLaurencekirk
      Cults Bike Loopskill parkAberdeen
      The Puddockskill parkTarland
      Transition Pumptrackskill parkAberdeen

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      Pinkbike Articles

      Sep 28, 2021
      Destination Showcase: Ben Cathro Rides Aberdeenshire Destination Showcase: Ben Cathro Rides Aberdeenshire
      Join Ben Cathro as he spends a few days in Aberdeenshire, Scotland riding the best trails and sampling some of the area's attractions.
      Dec 10, 2021
      Video: Building &amp; Riding What Just Might Be The World's Highest Skinny Video: Building & Riding What Just Might Be The World's Highest Skinny
      13 meters (42 feet) off of the ground? Oh hell no.
      Jul 3, 2018
      Video: Chilled Scottish DH Cruising Video: Chilled Scottish DH Cruising
      Calum McBain heads to Pitfichie to ride the SDA track in a mixed bag of conditions.
      Local Trail Association

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike1,6501,326 mile243,619 ft652 miles4,275 ft
      1,3936,5118480,626
      E-Bike1,3641,097 mile196,201 ft531 miles4,275 ft
      215,731335,469
      Hike1,4311,248 mile193,593 ft582 miles4,275 ft
      55,865123,443
      Trail Running1,4321,248 mile193,776 ft583 miles4,275 ft
      5,868123,333
      Horse307316 miles36,115 ft139 miles2,477 ft
      1,6652
      Dirtbike/Moto138 miles1,040 ft2 miles1,257 ft
      1,5191
      Observed Trials12 miles13 ft725 ft1,093 ft
      42
      ATV/ORV/OHV12 miles13 ft725 ft1,093 ft
      1,520
      Downhill Ski2811 miles8,625 ft10 miles1,227 ft
      3175
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