Please note that you undertake the Ecohunt at your own risk. It involves travelling along quiet roads and up bumpy tracks. Take the tracks slowly and do not attempt them if you are very low slung. We accept no liability for damage to vehicles or bicycles.
Please be considerate to our neighbours and if the parking at any of the venues is full, please choose another venue and return later. Please take all litter home.
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For Woodside of Melgum, Knockiehill Woodland Centre and Viewfield Wetland leave Tarland Square by the exit between the war memorial and the Commercial Hotel. Follow that road keeping straight on until you exit the village. On your left as you do so is the Community Gardens. Park there and walk across the road to view the Viewfield Wetland.
Continue along the road and cross the bridge. When you get to the fork in the road, take the left fork, (not the road to the Davochs). Woodside of Melgum is on on both sides of the road, post code AB34 4UX. On the left is the house and the parking spaces are there. For Knockiehill Woodland Centre continue to the edge of the woodland and there is a big car parking area there.
For Strathweltie : Turn right onto the B9119 as you leave Tarland Square. Continue straight on and ignore the turn-off to Aboyne. Strathweltie is the first track on the right, after the woodland and the sign to Wester Coull. The postcode is : AB34 4YS
For Reekitland and the Wetland and bird hide, take the road signposted to Coull opposite the Aberdeen Arms. Not long after exiting the village you will see the wetland hide on your right. There is a car park there. When you leave, continue towards Coull and go right along the road until you reach the T-junction. Turn right and the track to Reekitlane is just before the next corner, up between the cottages, and opposite a mirror. The post code is AB34 4TR