With a population of 19 thousand people, Peterhead is the largest town in Aberdeenshire. Peterhead is also the largest fishing port in the UK, which they are well known for after being followed by tv documentary series such as Fish Town and Trawlermen.

Route Planning

Great journey planner for bikes –it’s open source so any cycle routes added to OpenStreetMap appear here: www.cyclestreets.net

Route cards for the Formartine & Buchan Way can be downloaded at this link: www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk

For public transport to/from Peterhead, plan your journey at www.travelinescotland.com

Local Trips

If you want to cycle nearby, there are a number of shared use paths (i.e. for both cyclists and pedestrians) around Peterhead, as well as quieter streets – click here for a map. Peterhead Prison Museum is a must visit for all ages as a 5-star attraction accredited by Visit Scotland. You could also take a brewery tour and grab some lunch at Brew Toon, brewed here in Peterhead!

Further Afield

Picking up a bike from Peterhead, access to the Formartine & Buchan Way is from York Street, just behind the Community & Leisure Centre.

As a traffic free route, the F&B way provides a great opportunity to take in the fresh air, savour views across Aberdeenshire and look out for the abundant wildlife as you cycle the route. (Note –there are one or two sections where you must cross a main road)

  • Mintlaw (30km round trip): Pop into a café on your way for an energy boost! Once in Mintlaw, take a wander around Pitfour Estate, a very scenic spot with a lake frequented by swans. On the other side of the road, visit the craft shop after having a cycle around Aden Country Park, which has been awarded a prestigious Green Flag Award every year for the last ten years.

Whether you choose your own route around town or explore the Formartine & Buchan Way, be sure to make time to take a break at any one of the cafes or pubs, or try fish and chips using fish landed right here in Peterhead!

For further inspiration and suggestions for places to eat, take a look at visitabdn.com

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Balmoor Terrace, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire AB42 1EP

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