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Other Activities

Forest & Hill Walking

The Aberdeen and Grampian Highlands enjoys wonderful scenery and has a variety of exciting walks and trails from cross country footpaths and long distance routes through moorland, woodland or even along cliffs and sandy beaches.


More experienced walkers will find there are plenty of Corbetts (Bennachie, 30mins away) and Munros to tackle, each offering a different type of challenge. Less adventurous ramblers who enjoy a moderate walk can appreciate one of the many marked paths and trails.

 

To find a walk suited to you, CLICK HERE 

Moray Firth Coast

 

The ruins of Findlater Castle are less than 1 hour away from the estate on the Moray Firth Coast, between Cullen and Sandend. Weather permitting, an expedition to Findlater makes a wonderful family excursion with a visit of the Castle and a day on the beaches below. The Cowry Shells, which used to be used as a medium of exchange and are still worn as jewellery, can be found on the beaches below Flindlater Castle ruins and provide an entertaining way to spend an afternoon.

Perched on a tiny peninsula, which sticks out into the North Sea, the views from the Castle are breathtaking. The ruins are in a very dramatic and picturesque setting, however, with a sheer drop of more than fifty feet to the rocks and sea below, the ruins should be visited with care.


Wild Dolphin and Whale whatching can also be arranged HERE


Skiing

Three of Scotland's ski areas can be found in Aberdeenshire/ the Grampian Highlands in the vicinity of Lynebain - Glenshee, Lecht and the Huntly Nordic and Outdoor Centre. All three offer excellent skiing, snowboarding and cross-country possibilities.
 
Located just 1h30mins away, Glenshee is Scotland’s most extensive ski area with more than 25 miles (40km) of downhill runs (for more information
CLICK HERE).
 
The Lecht ski centre, particularly well suited for beginners, is just over half an hour’s drive away with 20 maintained ski runs and 15 lifts (for more information
CLICK HERE).
 
Located even closer to Lynebain is the Huntly Nordic and Outdoor Center which is open all year round. The center is a purpose built all-weather facility for cross country skiing and when there is good snow, skiers can explore the high Clashindarroch Forest trails.  The Clashindarroch Forest is only five minutes away from Lynebain and offers some of the best cross-country trails in Scotland. The forest averages 45 days of snow each year and the main 'Haute Route' is a 10 kilometre ridge-top trail (for more information CLICK HERE
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