Date(s) - 05/01/2020
9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Walk Details

Pub Stop?: Yes
O/S Map Sheet No.: 30
Grid Ref. Start: 832399
Grid Ref. Finish 850333
Walk (Miles): 9
Walk Hours: 4.5
Bus Time to Walk:1.5 hrs
Bus Time from Walk: 1 hr
Departure time from walk: 3:00 pm

Walk Notes

O.S.Map 30 (Fraserburgh).

Bus departs Aberdeen at 9.00am.

This walk is through one, so anyone wanting a shorter, or different walk should advise the member in charge of the outing today , prior to leaving the bus.

  1. From the bus at the car park (NGR 832 399) head S’wards on a forestry track through Badiebath Woods towards Gight Castle. Go through a gate at the castle and after about 200m go right upwards on steps to arrive at Gight Woods. Follow the path W’wards and eventually go downhill and soon arrive at Otter Bridge (NGR 819 389). Cross the bridge and turn right and then immediately left at (NGR 820 389) and in about 100m go onto a good forestry track. Pass the Braes of Gight and Wood of Wardford before heading towards Methlick . From Methlick head SE’wards to gain a gate at (NGR 871 360). Go through this gate and head towards Haddo House on a tarred road. Pass Haddo House at (NGR 867 348) and carry straight on, and at (NGR 864 343), veer left until (NGR 865 341). Continue on the path and at NGR 864 337 walk straight ahead and go through a gate at Formartine Lake(or Keithfield Lake) (NGR 855335), keeping the loch on your left and passing near Mains of Keithfield. You will then end the walk at the keepers cottage (NGR 851 334)and nearby Formartine Visitor Centre where our bus will be parked . (NGR 850 333). Walking distance 9 miles.
  2. From the bus, head S’wards until (NGR 832 396). Turn left through the woods until (NGR 841 394). Turn right and cross the Waterloo Bridge over the River Ythan and join Route 1 at NGR 840 392 into Methlick. Follow Route 1 as above. Walking distance 6 miles.
  3. From the Methlick car park (NGR 857 373), follow Route 1 as described above. Walking distance 4 miles.

Bus departs for our Festive Meal at 3pm.

In the event of an emergency arising, the person in charge today should be notified, if possible, before the police are contacted.

Relevant telephone number for Grampian Police is 999.

Committee member in charge is Frank Kelly

The Buchan Hotel, Ellon  Carvery Menu

Soup of the day

Goats cheese potato long boats with beetroot chutney

Cajun spiced battered mushrooms

Loaded sweet potato fries, salsa, crème fraiche & cheese

A Choice of 3 Meats
Scotch Beef, Roast Gammon, Roast Turkey
Served with a Host of Vegetables, Pigs in Blankets
Yorkshire Puddings, Oatmeal Stuffing, Gravy

Sticky toffee pudding

Brandy basket filled with mixed berries compote & ice-cream

Warmed chocolate & beetroot cake

Mint chocolate Fudge brownie Sundae.

1 Course – £12.25
2 Courses – £15.45
3 Courses – £18.65

The hotel has requested we give them our choice of starters and sweets which we will hand in on the outward journey. Nut Roast available on requested.

Please have your choices ready as it is a short journey to Ellon!!


Online bookings are closed for this event. Please contact Gilbert to find out if there are spaces available.