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An invitation has gone out for people to take part in a rare, guided walk with countryside experts in Aberdeenshire.

The Formartine Partnership, together with the Windyhills Trust, are organising the walk for Sunday, August 25.

The event, which is free, will start at 10am and should finish back at the start point about 12.30pm.

It is a one-off chance to see the superb Windyhills woodlands in all of their glory and to learn all about the natural inhabitants that make the place so special.

If you have ever wondered about the name of a wildflower or a species of bird that you have seen, then this is a great chance to find out more about some of Formartine’s hidden gems and there is nowhere better for that than Windyhills at Woodhead of Fyvie.

The guided walk has a limited number of places available for anyone wanting to come along.

Only 20 people will get the opportunity to take part in this great outdoor activity, therefore booking is essential and it is solely on a first come, first booked basis, Once the twenty places are filled that will be it, so hurry and book your place.

To book a place, or places on this walk do contact Bob Davis, who is one of the walk guides, either by telephone on 01358 711292, or you can e-mail him at bob.b.davis@btinternet.com.

With the limit of places available and the anticipated large demand from people it is essential to make a booking early,

The guided walk will start at the Woodhead Community Centre car park at 10am where there is ample parking. The Community Centre is signposted about half-way through the village, off of the B9005 road that runs from Fyvie to Methlick.

It is sensible to wear good outdoor clothes and good footwear, high heels are not recommended.

The path to be followed is a good one but if it does rain at all before the day, it could be a bit muddy in places.

And do not be fooled by the name, it will not be windy at Windyhills.

The Formartine Partnership is looking forward to meeting the walkers on the day.

Further information about the Partnership, the various grant schemes that it operates, and advice that can be obtained, is all available from the development officer; Rod Gunson: The Formartine Partnership, 29 Bridge Street, Ellon, AB41 9AA. Tel: 01358 726452 or mobile: 07979 843158, e-mail: rodgunson@formartinepartnership.org.uk