Picturesque walks are plentiful in Aberdeenshire. From the hill ridge of Bennachie and the peak of Mither Tap, to the sand dunes at Balmedie there is something for everyone.
For a good list of Aberdeenshire walks, we recommend walkhighlands.co.uk.
And don't forget Moray, with is vast rugged coastline and picturesque forests - you can even catch the surf at Boyndie Bay! The Cairngorms are just over an hours drive away, definitely worth the trip.