Whether you enjoy a leisurely stroll, or prefer a bit of a hike, there are plenty of paths and trails on Ballogie and elsewhere on Deeside to satisfy even the most ardent walker. If however, you prefer a woodland walk, then you will enjoy the forest path network at Potarch.
For those who like a bit of a challenge, the Deeside Way stretches for 41 miles between Aberdeen and Ballater and is suitable for both walkers and cyclists. From Potarch Green you can join the Deeside Way heading west to Aboyne or east to Banchory. Potarch Café and Restaurant is perfectly located just off the Deeside Way and on the edge of Potarch Woodland Walks to enjoy a coffee or a cold drink and a bite to eat to set you up for the journey.
If hillwalking is your passion and you have set your sights on ‘bagging’ a Munro, you can climb any one or more of the 43 in the Cairngorms National Park , the highest of which is Ben Macdui at 1,309m (4,295ft). For a shorter climb, suitable for people of all ages, there is Scolty Hill near Banchory. Once you reach the summit you can climb the spiral staircase of Scolty Tower for an even more impressive view of the surrounding countryside.