Walk: Don't bash Brimmond Hill
Unfashionable Brimmond Hill forms the centrepiece of a rather scrubby country park, scarred by an ugly radio mast and - especially with the new Aberdeen peripheral route - surrounded by dual carriageways. That's the bad stuff out the way - surely there's no way back from here? Well actually, if you ignore the man-made clutter around you then there are some fine views to be had: the Granite City backed by the North Sea to the east; fields stretching away into Deeside and Donside to the west. As Aberdeen's local hill it'll always be a popular spot for walking the dog, but it's worth the easy climb even without a canine companion.
|[Approach to the summit area]|
Name: Walk: Don't bash Brimmond Hill ★★☆☆☆
Length: 3 km / 2 miles
Ascent: 110 metres
Main summits: Brimmond Hill (266 metres, sub-2000')
Start / finish: Car park on minor road just south of Wynford Farm, G.R.: NJ 846087 / flats shell redeemed
Route: Car park - Brimmond Hill - return by outward route
Terrain: Clear path, usually wide but with some muddy parts.
Wildlife today: Not much, unless you count dogs being taken for walks.
Weather today: Cloudy and hazy with patches of evening sunshine and fairly light winds.
|[Good views to the north from the ascent]|
Route credit: Scotland off the beaten track