Walking in Scotland throughout the Month of March
We spent the first weekend of March in London, but since then, we have gotten out for forest walks every Saturday in March.
Additionally one Wednesday, I went with a couple of friends to do a local coastal walk.
I think getting outside has gotten me through the winter, plus (hopefully) all this walking will help me be ready for two long distance walks I have coming up soon!
Here’s our month of walking (and #ChasingDaylight) in photos!
Saturday, March 14th.
A Walk from Ballater: Sgor Buidhe
Our first Saturday out in March was a bit chilly and once we got above the forest it was crazy windy. But we got little bits of sunlight throughout the day and we just love this area. Ballater is a darling town in Royal Deeside and we love to stop for a coffee and a treat at The Bothy after a long walk in the area.
Mary Polly brought her friend on this day and it’s always wonderful how having someone else along makes it more fun for our kids.
Saturday, March 21st
A Walk in Bin Forest (near Huntly)
I’m thrilled to have discovered this forest just about 45 minutes away from Aberdeen. The walks through the trees are just gorgeous and the trails are really well maintained.
We saw several great picnic spots on this walk but we think we found the best one!
Wednesday, March 25th
A Coastal Walk to Old Slain’s Castle
This walk that begins in Collieston and runs up the coast to Old Slain’s Castle is a family favorite.
I took a couple of new friends to do this walk on what I think was the most gorgeous day we had all month.
This is the first time I can remember walking along the coast and not feeling exhausted from the wind by the end of the day. It was a perfectly still blue day. What a treat!
Saturday, March 28th
A Walk up Millstone Hill
We walked in this forest in November when we moved here and I had forgotten how gorgeous it is. The trees are just insanely tall. It was so windy on this day that we could not stay on top for long.
I love this walk because it’s fairly quick but a good workout as the hill you climb is steep. I was huffing and puffing up the hill! Phew! I need to climb it a few more times to get ready for spring and summer walks.
All these walks and loads more can be found at Walk Highlands. We use that site all the time to find new places to wander in Aberdeenshire and beyond.