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Walks for the young and old. Walks with the dogs. River walks, coastline walks, forest walks, beach walks. Walks near play parks and cafes and walks with a pub...Find your route here 

activities and sport


Discover the wealth of activities to enjoy on your doorstep and around Aberdeenshire.

Paddle boarding, snowboarding, fishing, gravel biking, swimming, golfing...and plenty of good walks..

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Farm shops
Farm Shop Root Vegetables, Aberdeenshire



Set in amongst farmland its no surprise to find a great selection of freshly picked farm produce on your doorstep. The produce from the local fields, grown by the Gammie family is on sale at their Spud Hut,  walking distance from Coullie Stays, you'll find crisps too! Pay by PayPal or cash and take a bag. The family’s Farm to Table Shop & Refillery is a short drive away (see map) and offers deli, baked and grocery items in addition to their fruit and veg. 


A short drive away is Castleton, supplier of fruit to M&S. Find their fruit and veg on sale at their shop alongside other local produce from cheese and jams to beer and gin. Gifts too. The café serves up generous portions of homemade food, freshly prepared with locally sourced produce.  

Priding itself on its organic growing practices, Balmakewan is well worth a visit for its delicious homemade dishes served in the restaurant and for the goodies on sale in its deli and shop.

Pick your own flowers at The Flower Field in Laurencekirk or visit their shop at Blackiemuir Farm on Fridays Saturdays and Sundays.

Pick your own fruit, shop, eat and see the kids have a whole load of fun in the huge play park at Charlton Fruit farm by Montrose




When it's time to get outside Mid Coullie Cottage enjoys around an acre of garden. With rope swings, garden games, basketball hoops and goal posts there's plenty to keep everyone busy.

At the top of the hill the Coullie Woods provide endless trails for adventure on foot or bike. For a real adventure the whole family can cycle  all the way to Stonehaven using the forest trails -  Maps here

The local Den, a short drive or a 20 minute cycle is full of opportunities for fun - putt, play tennis, splash in the stream, play hide and seek around the fort or just enjoy the play parks for both younger and older kids. If you've taken your bikes, enjoy whizzing around the Pump Track  (turn right out of the Den car park, and follow the short road to the end). Take  a picnic and pick up some sweeties from the local shop

The Den - Details and Directions

There are plenty of play parks and activity centres for  younger and older kids to visit around the area - here

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