First March Stones walk hailed a huge success

Jun 30, 2017

Organisers of walking tour of Aberdeen’s historic boundary route hailed the first walk a huge success, with over 50 participants taking part in yesterday evening’s (Wednesday 28th) event.

March Stones Big Fit Walk

Award-winning charity Sport Aberdeen revived the historic route as part of a series of free organised walks under the ‘The Big Fit Walk, a national campaign run by Scottish charity Paths for All.

The March Stones trail is based around a ring of 67 granite stones making up the ancient city boundaries. The name derives from the 16th century meaning of march as a boundary. 

Further walks will now take place thanks to £10,000 of funding secured from the Heritage Lottery Fund to support events encouraging people to actively explore Aberdeen City. This year Scotland celebrates the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology.

Sport Aberdeen Director for Sport and Active Lifestyles Jo Bell said:

“We are delighted that the first March Stones walk has been such a huge success with over 50 people taking part.

“It’s a fabulous response to the revival of this little-known gem right on our doorsteps.

“There’s still plenty of opportunities left to sign up and discover this route for yourself. It’s a great day out for all of the family and a chance to learn more about our great city.”

The next led walk will take place on Saturday 1st July, part of Aberdeen Treasure Hub’s Family Fun Day, and will depart from Aberdeen Treasure Hub, Granitehill Road, Northfield, Aberdeen, AB16 7AX

Times: 1.30- 2.30 (approx.)

Suitable for:  All ages.  Families welcome.

Other information:  Wear clothing suitable for the weather and comfortable shoes

For more information please contact Sport Aberdeen walk leader on  Bharrison@sportaberdeen.co.uk or 01224 047928