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Sport Aberdeen roll out free walks exploring the Granite City’s ancient boundaries


A series of free, short and social walks, exploring the boundary of the ‘Freedom Lands’ granted to the city by Robert the Bruce nearly 700 years ago, will launch on Wednesday 26th July.  

The series of 8 walks will cover most of the historical boundary known as the March Stones trail, based around a ring of 67 granite stones measuring 26 miles in total.

Sport Aberdeen, in partnership with charity Paths for All and supported by the Aberdeen City Ranger Service, were able to bring the walking route to life after receiving £10,000 funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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

“There has been a brilliant response to the revival of this little-known gem right on our doorsteps, and we are very excited to launch this series of free walks.

“We have received a huge amount of interest from the local community who are clearly keen to learn more about our city’s hidden treasure

“Sport Aberdeen is committed to creating opportunities for people to get active and would like to offer our thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund, whose support has helped us bring this local project to life.”

How to book your place:

Places can be booked online by clicking here or by calling Sport Aberdeen Walk Leader Brian Harrison on 01224 047928.

The full programme can be viewed here.