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24 November 2017



General Information

This ride is able to go ahead because of the kind permissions and co-operation of the following:- The Andersons, Philorth Estate; Sherrick Österhoff, Savoch; John Moir, Cairness House; Mr & Mrs Kinghorn, Strathellie; Mr & Mrs Keenyan, Upper Strathellie; Mr & Mrs Channing, Moss-side; Mr Leggat & Mr Gray.


All routes contain beach (or dunes if tide is high), Waters of Philorth nature reserve, railway line and road work with some farm tracks on the longer routes.  The 30km & 18km also include a lovely sandy hill which is good for a canter (look out for dog walkers, though visibility is good).  There are no major climbs as the route is relatively flat.  A reasonably easy ride to wind down at the end of the season.


Please keep all dogs on leads and under control at all times.

Please clear all muck, straw, feed etc from the venue. Thank you


Philorth Estate, Fraserburgh. AB43 8TT


Directions to Venue

Landranger sheet 30 Grid ref NK 006642


From Aberdeen – Head North on the A90 at Toll of Birness fork left onto A952.  At Mintlaw go straight on at roundabout, continuing on A952 for approx 10miles.  Turn right into Philorth Estate.  Follow long driveway through the trees until farm buildings, then follow signs into venue field.


From Inverurie  - Take the B9170 to Oldmeldrum. Then the A920 to Ellon. Turn left at the traffic lights, then right at the roundabout, along Castle Road.  Turn right at the roundabout past Tesco and left at the next onto the A90.  Then head to Mintlaw following the directions above and onto Philorth.


From Huntly – Take the A97 to Banff then the A98 to Macduff and onto Fraserburgh.  At the first roundabout (Asda) turn right, straight on at the next 2 roundabouts.  At the 3rd roundabout (Tesco), turn right onto the A90.  The venue is on the left after approx 0.7mile.  Follow long driveway through the trees until farm buildings, then follow signs into venue field.


From Inverness -  Follow the A96 to Banff then follow directions as above to Macduff & Fraserburgh then onto Philorth.


Route Markers

The routes will be marked with a combination of red/white tape, with spray paint on the roads.

Yellow tape will denote a hazard.

Letter signs and arrows will also be used.