Discovering local heritage on walk

People can discover the natural and cultural heritage of Mid Deeside on a 10-mile walk from Kinker to Banchory.

The Aberdeenshire Council Ranger-guided walk takes place from 9.30am to 4pm on Saturday, June 30, and is suitable for adults.

Participants can take the public bus (take fare – approx £5 or pass) to Kincardine O’ Neil. After visiting an old ford and ferry crossing on the Dee, they will follow the Deeside Way, cross Potarch Bridge and continue to Shooting Greens. From there, they skirt the edge of Blackhall Forest overlooking Feughside, and if weather and time permit, ascend General Burnett’s Monument on Scolty Hill, which affords panoramic views. Leaving the forest, they cross the Bridge of Dee to return to Banchory.

People should take suitable outdoor clothing including waterproofs, stout footwear and a packed lunch including drink. Booking is essential on (013398) 80868. Thos taking part should meet at Bellfield Park, Banchory (by guide hut).