Aberdeen, Scotland

Formartine and Buchan Way

Starting from Dyce in the north edge of Aberdeen (right near the airport), the Formartine and Buchan Way is an asphalt and gravel rail trail clocking in at more than 88 km. It’s a popular spot for cycling as well as running, offering bucolic scenery through the farm-filled countryside of eastern Scotland. Since most runners won’t want to take on the entirety of the trail, the best place to start is at the southern end at Union Row/the Dyce Train Station. It’s about 8 km to Newmarchar and 13 km to Udny Station, but runners can continue on much longer to Ellon, Auchnagatt, Maud, Strichen, and Fraserburgh.

Essentials
  • 13 km (8 miles)
  • 109 meters
  • Dyce Station
  • Dyce Station