Grampian Cycling News 2012

Speyside Way Extension

Plans to extend the the 65-mile Speyside Way have taken a step forward. Currently the Speyside Way extends from Buckie in the North to Aviemore in the south. The proposed 14 mile extension would see it cross the Kinrara Estate to end in Newtonmore.
Kinrara Estate objected to the route which prompted the placing of Scotland's first Path Order on the land to secure the line of the path. Following a hearing and site visit the Minister for the Environment, Stewart Stevenson, has confirmed the Path Order.

Car Park Charges

From Monday 2nd April charges have been introduced at Bennachie, Countesswells, Culbin, Foggieton, Kirkhill and Scolty Forests. For all regular users of our forests there is an annual season ticket available. It gives you access to all the Forestry Commission Scotland sites in Moray and Aberdeenshire for only £30 per year. The ticket also allows one person free entry into the Huntly Peregrine WildWatch.
To apply for a season ticket, please send a cheque for £30 to:
Forestry Commission, Moray & Aberdeenshire Forest District, Portsoy Road, Huntly, AB54 4SJ.
Please also include your name, address, phone number, email and up to two vehicle registration numbers.

Aden Bike Challenge

Aden Country Park will host Buchan's first family bike ride on March 18th 2012, taking in some of the beautiful sights in the local area.
The Aden Bike Challenge will take place between Peterhead and Aden Country Park, using the family friendly cycle trail, the Formartine and Buchan Way. The scenic eight mile traffic-free route, should be ideal for those with younger families, while the park itself offers a wide range of family facilities.
The bike ride is being held as part of a wider Heath and Wellbeing Fair being hosted at Aden County Park. It is intended to promote the benefits of cycling as a sociable and active way to improve physical and mental health. This will include the Getabout Bike Road Show, a number of exhibition stalls and stands with plans to hold a Farmer's Market. It is part of efforts to increase the number of journeys made by bicycle in and around Peterhead as part of the Cycle Demonstration Town project.