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Formartine and Buchan Way


87 km / 54 miles
The Formartine and Buchan Way is a 41 mile offroad route linking Dyce with Fraserburgh, through Ellon and Maud and with a spur from Maud to Peterhead of 13 miles using the level trackbed of a former railway line through rolling farmland.


Path Type: Scotland's Great Trails
Waymark: Initials F & BW on red railway logo
Attributes: Scotland's Great Trails
Former Railway
Start: NJ884128 - Parkhill, Dyce, Aberdeenshire View on StreetMap
Finish: NJ998670 - Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Aberdeenshire Council - Formartine and Buchan Way Walk Highlands - Scotland's Long Distance Walking Routes Scotland's Great Trails


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 30, 38
OS Landranger Active 30, 38
OS Explorer 406, 421, 427
OS Explorer Active 406, 421, 427


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Route Profile:

66.0 km (41.0 miles)
508 m (1,667 ft) ascent
142 m (466 ft)  maximum height

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