The beautiful landscape surrounding Portlethen contains stunning views of the countryside and coastline, alongside footpaths that will guide you through the town’s rich cultural history. Many different walking routes can take you to various areas around town. The stunning scenery is accompanied by a great variety of wildlife, including seals, dolphins, and if you’re lucky enough, you may even see a whale!

You don’t have to walk alone either. If you would prefer some company, you have the choice of multiple walking clubs that can be found online or on Facebook.

No matter what you’re looking for, whether easy or challenging, there is an enormous number of routes available. From paths surrounding Portlethen Church that provide views of the Harbour and opportunities to join the coastal path where you may catch a glimpse of Dunnottar Castle, to various tracks with sights of Boswell’s Monument, Lochnagar, Bennachie and Brimmond Hill – all you have to do is explore and you will soon see what is on offer.

Platinum Jubilee Coastal Path – information and updates will be posted here :- 

A variety of walking routes in and around Newtonhill

WalkHighlands – a huge list of walks around all of Scotland – including a series in our area of Aberdeenshire 

Portlethen Walking Group

  • Over 50? Enjoy Walking?
  • There’s a local Walking Group near YOU
  • Charity No SCO 31721
  • Promoting Health & Happiness in Later Life
  • For more information please contact:
  • Christine :- 07762 746710
  • Or email :-

Portlethen Health Walk

The first walk for the health group will be on Wednesday 6th March, the walk will be easy and flat, about one hour on paths & Pavements, it will take in Nicol Park, The play Area & the Community Wood, there are lots of benches on this walk for a breather if you need it.

The walk will benefit those recovering from hip and knee replacement, and the wellbeing of others to mix and talk to other members.
Thank you for all of you that said you would like to join.
We are having a get-together on Wednesday28th Feb 10.30am in the Jubilee hall so everyone can meet and ask any questions.
Everyone is welcome, so please come along.
Phone 01224 783627