Formartine and Buchan Way

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Start: Parkhill, Dyce
Distance: 54 miles (87 km)
Grid Ref: NJ884128
Climbing: 827 metres
Walk time: 20-26 hours
Days: 3-4

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Summary: The Formartine and Buchan Way is a long-distance footpath in Scotland, extending from Dyce north to Peterhead and Fraserburgh. It follows the track of a former railway line, the Formartine and Buchan Railway, and is open to walkers and cyclists. The railway closed in 1979 (Fraserburgh) and 1970 (Maud-Peterhead). The walkway opened in the early 1990s. The path starts at Dyce on the outskirts of Aberdeen. It passes to the east of Newmachar and through Udny Station before reaching Ellon after 13 miles. It continues north through Auchnagatt before reaching the crossroads of Maud. The Ellon to Maud section is 12.5 miles long. At Maud the Way goes 13 miles east to Peterhead and 15.5 miles north to Fraserburgh.

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