The Formartine and Buchan Way was once a railway line that linked Abderdeen with Fraserburgh and Peterhead. When the railway was shut down in the 1970s the trackbed was developed into a shared cycle and walking path.
This is 53 miles of flat, traffic-free cycling in North East Scotland with plenty to see and do along the way.
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Double Disaster! I tried to put a bit of air into my front tyre, but the pump had the reverse effect and all the air hissed out. Something pinged out of the top of the pump and fell over the ledge of the platform. Whatever this small thing was its disappearance permanently malfunctioned the pump...Read more
Waking up and opening a door onto bright sunlight is the most perfect way to start a day. The kitchen of Willow Lodge was glowing from the morning sun streaming through the skylight. It was going to be a good day to cycle to the sea...Read more
Part three: Fraserburgh
The aggressive high pitched squawks of gulls were all around me as I explored the centre of Fraserburgh. Some buildings were splattered in their mess. I used an ATM and noticed that it was corroded from the salty air. Fraserburgh is dominated by the sea and all that it brings...Read more