Banchory Paths Association

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Banchory Paths Association

The Banchory Paths Association (BPA) is a voluntary association that has the following objectives: 

  1. To develop and maintain footpath networks in and around Banchory for the use of local people and visitors alike.
  2. To keep open existing routes and liaise with landowners in the development of new and existing footpaths.

BPA have been involved in a number of major projects over the years, including  repairs of the paths on Scolty Hill and the ongoing development of the Banchory Circular Path - download a pdf of the route here. They have recently taken on more projects in the Banchory area. 


Completed project (March 2016) - Captains Wood to Rosehill Lane. More information here. 

Completed project (Nov 2016) - Mount Street to Hillcroft Path. More information here

Completed project (June 2017) - Burnett Park Paths. More information here

Completed project (Nov 2017) - Corsee Road to Burnett Park Path. More information here

Completed project (Nov 2017) - Railway path above Burnett Park. More information here


Recent BPA work on the Banchory Path Network

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BPA volunteers have completed 300 hours of path maintenance work. More information here

Future Projects

BPA has well advanced plans to upgrade:- a further path in the Burnett Park Area, the path linking Pantoch to the Deeside Way, some of the main paths in Corsee Woods.

BPA would like to thank all its Sponsors: Tesco Bags of Help, The Cooperative, WH Smith, Marr Area Projects, The Caravan Club, Aberdeenshire Council, Rotary, Round Table and many members of the public, all of whom have made generous donations.
BPA would like to thank Local Estate Owners: Leys Estate, Forest Enterprise Scotland and Aberdeenshire Council. Without their cooperation, none of the above would have been possible. 

The email is:-  

Chairperson - Stan Thomson 01330 825098, mobile:- 07854 987656

Contact - Bill Aitken  01330 823195