I'd done this one before, it was a different route on the site back then I guess the circular route has had some management to open paths, though I can imagine it gets overgrown in summer still. Aside from a couple of guys working on one of the pylons - which confused the dogs as they could hear voices but not see where they were coming from - we didn't see anyone. Its an easy route on paths, bit muddy in places, with views across Aberdeen city and Aberdeenshire.
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