Directions

Please note that you visit at your own risk. It involves travelling along quiet roads but with some horrible potholes, and up bumpy tracks. We accept no liability for damage to vehicles or bicycles.

For Woodside of Melgum, the post code is AB34 4UX. Go to Tarland and 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.
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,

For Reekitland, The post code is AB34 4TR.

From Aboyne : Take the road to Tarland and turn onto the first right signpost to Coull. Follow the road over the tarland Burn and then to the left over another small bridge. Go up the hill and after the building with temporary fencing, you will see some cottages in front of you. At that corner, in between the cottages is the track which will bring you up to Reekitlane. So Turn right opposite the mirror. At the top of the hill, turn left for us.

If coming by bike from either Tarland or Aboyne, then take the Tarland Way until it crosses the road at Coull. Turn left (from Tarland direction) or right (Aboyne direction) and go over the bridge over Tarland burn and straight on, up a track by Mill Cottage. Near the top of the hill is a track to the left through some woods. Take that and at the barn, turn left and first right into our track. You will see the house from the barn.

If coming from Tarland, take the road signposted to Coull opposite the Aberdeen Arms and go right along the road until you reach the T-junction. This road is full of potholes at the moment so take care. At the T-junction opposite the track to Loch Coull house, turn right and the track to Reekitlane is just before the next corner, up between the cottages, and opposite a mirror.

If coming from the B9119 from Aberdeen, take the left turn just before the Queen’s View signpost to Coull. Run along the edge of the hill and past the entrance to Loch Coull House. The track to Reekitlane is between the cottages before the next corner, opposite a mirror.