The North Sea Trail - Aberdeenshire Coastal Path

Following the recent storms, sections of the Aberdeenshire Coastal Path have been damaged between St Cyrus and Portlethen. Barriers have been erected to prevent access to dangerous sections identified so far but users should exercise caution along the entire route as survey work is ongoing

The Aberdeenshire Coastal Path is part of an ambitious scheme which developed a series of paths around the North Sea Coast known as the North Sea Trail.

The North Sea Trail was created through the Nave Nortrail Project, part funded by the European Union Interreg 3b North Sea Programme which ended in 2007. Aberdeenshire Council was one of a number of organisations from Scotland, England, Denmark, Germany, Norway, Sweden and The Netherlands who took part in the project

Aberdeenshire Council are currently developing a comprehensive programme which will review the sustainability and options for improving the Coastal Path in our area

fowlsheughThe North Sea Trail provides the opportunity to experience the variety of coastal landscapes that surround the North Sea. In Aberdeenshire the path allows people to explore dramatic cliffs, windswept beaches, sheltered coves and historic fishing villages

Aberdeenshire Council Planning and Environment Services has produced a guide and series of maps showing the waymarked trail.

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