Great views – and some of the best mountain biking in Aberdeenshire!


Ponder the views of Pitfichie

Pitfichie’s trails lead through varied forest and across open hill tops, with wide views of the Vale of Alford and Bennachie. Mountain bikers can find exciting rides through real countryside on a red-grade trail across granite hill tops, as well as a challenging downhill route.

View the trails on our map of Pitfichie.

Parking Walking Mountain biking Viewpoint Ancient monument

Life’s essentials

There are places to eat in Monymusk and Alford. The nearest public toilets are in Alford.


Walking trails

Cycling trails

Mountain biking trails

Explore the trails

The Cairn William trail is great for running, walking and horse riding as well as mountain bikes. The Granite Top trail and Downhill trail are designed for bikes only.

Contact: Forest Enterprise Scotland

Address: Portsoy Road, Huntly

Postcode: AB54 4SJ

Telephone: 0300 067 6200


How to get here

Follow the B993 out of Monymusk towards Alford. After about two miles turn right at the sign for Whitehills Cycle Trails. Follow this road for about half a mile to the car park at grid reference NJ 655 132.

Using SatNav?

AB51 7SS is the nearest postcode.

Public transport

Buses between Monymusk and Alford pass close to Pitfichie. You’ll find service details at Traveline Scotland.

Nearby places


27 July: The forest road was damaged during a recent event.  Repair work is underway.  Please take additional care on the rough road and follow any directions during the repairs.

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