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Popular series of summer walks return to Aberdeen


Aberdeen's annual series of popular summer walks is set to return later this week.

Join Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums staff Chris Croly, historian, Judith Stones, lead curator, and volunteer Stewart Thain, at 2.30pm on Friday 4 July, on Station Road, to explore the many highlights of the Woodside area of the city.

Chris Croly said: "The summer walks are always very popular and it is great to be able to talk to people about the history and archaeology of Aberdeen near the places of importance. The first of this year's series will be in Woodside, which has a very interesting history from the Aberdeenshire canal to the prisoner of war camp in Hayton, there is a lot to talk about. I would encourage people to come along as it really is a fascinating walk."

Join Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums staff to explore different areas of Aberdeen and the hidden gems they have to offer in a series of popular city walks this summer.

All tours start at 2.30pm and last around 90 minutes. Appropriate footwear is recommended. All tours are one-way – they start and end in different places.

04 July
Meet at car park (next to SHMU Radio) on Station Road, off of Great Northern Road, Woodside. This walk finished at the corner of Don Street and Great Northern Road.

11 July
Duthie Park to the Bridge of Dee
Explore the history of the park and Riverside Drive. Meet at Boating Pond car park, Duthie Park. This walk finishes at the Bridge of Dee.

18 July
City Centre

Explore city centre highlights, meet in front of the Tolbooth Museum, Shiprow.

25 July
Learn about Aberdeen's sporting heritage. Meet in front of Pittodrie Football Stadium, on Pittodrie Street. This walk finishes at the Chanonry.

01 August
Crown Street

Explore the different buildings and diverse history of this area. Meet at the former General Post Office Building, 24-28 Crown Street.

Tickets for the walks cost 5 each (4 Accord Card holders). Booking in advance is essential by telephoning (01224) 523677. Payment can be made on the day.