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For the purposes of this page, the North of Aberdeenshire is everything that is north of the River Don.
The area has some wonderful cycling, but undeniably a little less visited than Deeside/Donside to the South and Speyside to the west. The Banffshire Coast is one of Scotland’s great coastlines with spectacular nature and picturesque villages. Much of the area is the agricultural heartland of the North East and for cycling that creates lots of small villages and lots of small connecting roads that are so wonderful for leisure cycling.
Things you’ll not want to miss include the excellent museums at Peterhead Prison and Fraserburgh lighthouse, the Deveron Valley between Huntly and Banff and the coastal villages of Portsoy, Grandenstown, Crovie and Pennan.
The area is characterised by rolling hills that rarely go high but few routes are flat.