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Wildlife at Mill of Nethermill

Out and About

There is so much to do around Mill of Nethermill!

The gallery below gives you a flavour of the local area, click on a thumbnail to view an enlargement.

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Golf Courses:

Royal Tarlair Golf Course, Macduff – Cliff-top parkland course with breath taking scenery.  Don’t miss the 13th hole, the “Clivet”, a hole that every golfer just has to experience.

Duff House Royal Golf Course, Banff –  An 18 hole, par 70, parkland course located near Banff

Rosehearty Golf Course, Rosehearty – 9 hole parkland course with panoramic views of the Moray Firth.

Fraserburgh Golf Course, Fraserburgh – Traditional Scottish Links Golf and is the 7th Oldest Club in the World Est. 1777.

Turriff Golf Club, Turriff – An 18 hole course situated in rural Aberdeenshire.

Oldmeldrum Golf Club, Oldmeldrum – A par 70 course, measuring just over 6,000 yards, it presents a varied and challenging test of golf for all standards.

Cruden Bay Golf Club, Cruden Bay – Set against a backdrop of subtly contoured greens and magnificent panoramic views, the course truly justifies its world Top 100 ranking.

Trump International Golf Course, Balmedie – The development will comprise a world class championship links golf course suitable for hosting major international events and a second 18-hole links golf course.  Not yet open – check website for updates.

Local Walks:

Great walks on either side of the Tore Burn.  There is even an auld burial site that has caused huge winter storms when disturbed.  Depending on how shy the animals are, you could see badgers, foxes, deer, rabbits, and loads of cows & sheep.

Fort Fiddes, Cullykhan Bay, and Hell’s Lum – If you walk out the the tip of Fort Fiddes, you can look back at Mill of Nethermill and the beach.  If you are even more adventurous & physically fit, you can climb above Hell’s Lum to see some fantastic coastal cliff scenery.

Lovely walks in area such as the one to St. John’s Kirkyard and to the village of CrovieGardenstown website has a downloadable PDF leaflet for 5 walks round Gardenstown.

New Aberdour beach has a lovely sandy beach with sea caves.

Macduff has a lovely walk starting at the Harbour and continuing around the perimeter of the village.

Banff is nice to walk around & look at the Georgian Architecture.  Some of the best streets to walk around would be:   High Street, Low Shore, Back Path, Straight Path, High Shore, Old Castle Gate, George Street, and then down to the Harbour area.

Wrack wood walk in the Duff House grounds.  Has on old gothic mausoleum.  If you continue on the path past the mausoleum for about a mile, you will come to the Bridge of Alvah which is in a gorgeous setting.

You can walk from Banff to Whitehills along the beach & coastline. Very nice.

The village of Cullen has some lovely walks along the old rail viaduct and down to the old fishing harbor.  There is also a nice wooded walk back to the Cullen House every Tuesday & Friday from 1:30 – 4:30 pm

Shopping:   Antiques, collectables, other

Lynash Antiques in Banff – Near Tesco / open Thursday to Sunday & whenever you see the bicycle out front.

East Side Shopping in Banff (near Tesco) – Also known as the “Spotty Bag Shop”.  Clothes to household goods & everything in-between!

Abra Antiques in Cullen – vintage textiles, books, jewelry, and nic-nacs

Bookends in Portsoy – Old books.  On the main road & open all the time.  There is an antique store right next to it also.

Bits & Bobs in Cullen – in the Square

Bert Fowlie Family Butcher – First class butcher and more ! Located in nearby Strichen

Celebrations in Turriff – high quality furnishings & nic-nacs along with a nice café.

Cullen Collectables – On the street just past the square.  Not sure of hours, but open quite a lot.

Watergaw Ceramics, Chapel St., Whitehills – Beautiful handmade pottery with a luster finish.  Open Monday to Sat. 10 am – 5 pm

Portsoy Marble at the harbour in Portsoy

Water Activities:

All of the following can been done at the shore of Mill of Nethermill:

Kayaking
Diving
Fishing
Creels
Explores caves & numerous tidal pools
Rock Hop to Pennan (very carefully)

Fishing in the area:

Fishing the Deveron www.fishthedeveron.co.uk for salmon and trout

Fishing off of the piers at Gardenstown and Macduff for mackereal

Fishing at Delgatie Castle www.fishingthefly.co.uk/delgatie-castle-fishery.html

Whisky Distilleries:

Grampian is known for its Malt Whisky Trail with numerous number of distilleries in this area.  The following are just a few around us:

Glenglassaugh Distillery near Portsoy – reopened in 2008 and has award winning “New Spirit” available for purchase.

Speyside Cooperage in Craigelleichie – Really interesting tour on how they make whiskey casks.

Glenfiddich Distillery – Free; Open Monday to Friday 9:30 am to 4:30 am

Auctions & Car Boot sales:

Elgin Saturday Market, Elgin – smaller car boot sale with Flea market type stalls inside

Thainstone Sunday Market, Inverurie – Large car boot sale held every Sunday

Strichen Auctions – held once a month on a Wednesday evening.  Details are normally posted in the Press & Journal.

Elgin Antique Auction – Held quarterly on a Wednesday afternoon / evening/

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