A free guide to the most scenic walks and best wildlife spots on the Energetica corridor has been launched this week.
Thousands of Energetica Walking & Wildlife Guides are being distributed at venues across the north-east of Scotland.
The A5 booklet showcases the most beautiful coastal walks and the best places to spot wildlife on the Energetica corridor, which covers a 30-mile stretch from the Bridge of Don in Aberdeen, north to Peterhead and west to the airport.
The guide follows on from the second Energetica Walking & Wildlife Festival in May. The successful event saw over 250 people take part in a wide range of outdoor events, including guided walks, dolphin watching, pond dipping, puffin spotting and wildlife photography lessons.
Volunteers in native animal costumes distributed the Energetica Walking & Wildlife Guide at Aberdeen beach on Tuesday 1 July.
The guide will be available at a range of north-east venues including the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, VisitScotland tourist information offices and council offices. A digital version is also available at www.energetica.uk.com.
Beginning with wildlife spotting opportunities at Peterhead Harbour, the guide picks out the natural highlights of the Energetica corridor, including Bullers of Buchan, Forvie National Nature Reserve and the River Ythan.
The booklet is not just limited to the countryside and pinpoints walking opportunities in Dyce and an “Aberdeen Business Walk”, directing the weary delegate to the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre into the city, via the picturesque Aberdeen beach.
Energetica Programme Director, Derek McCrindle, said: “The success of this year’s Energetica Walking & Wildlife Festival shows us that people want to get out and experience the beauty of the landscapes and animal life in this special part of the north-east.
“The festival only lasted for two days, but this guide provides the information to help people access the best walks and viewing points all year round.
“The Energetica programme is not just about encouraging business and investment, but also about promoting the great quality of life enjoyed by people of the north-east of Scotland and this guide will help with that.”