Walk on the Wild Side with Energetica

The handy A5 publication will be available from various venues across the North East
The handy A5 publication will be available from various venues across the North East

A popular free guide encouraging locals and visitors to explore Energetica’s scenic walks and best wildlife spots has been revamped to include even more natural wonders and local highlights.

The Energetica Walking & Wildlife Guide showcases inspiring coastal walks and the best places to spot wildlife in the Energetica corridor, which covers a 30-mile stretch from Bridge of Don, north to Peterhead and west around Aberdeen International Airport.

Highlighting a variety of family-friendly walks, the comprehensive guide takes budding explorers around the corridor, allowing them to discover the deceiving wildlife hotspot of Peterhead Harbour; explore the unspoilt sands of Forvie National Nature Reserve; or visit a collapsed sea cave, the Bullers of Buchan, home to an array of wildlife and photo opportunities.

The ‘Aberdeen Business Walk’ offers those making a flying visit to the region on business the opportunity to experience this stunning natural environment, with walks around Dyce and Ellon also featured.

New to the guide, which complements the annual Energetica Summer Festival, are features including ‘Children’s Energetica’, ‘Energetica Food & Drink’ and ‘Return of the Giants’, introducing the Humpback Whales that took up residence in the corridor’s waters last summer.

The handy A5 publication will be available from various venues across the North East, including Visitor Information Centres and local libraries and can also be accessed online at bit.ly/energeticaWW.

Professor Ferdinand von Prondzynski, chair of the Energetica Steering Group, said: “The Energetica Walking & Wildlife Guide offers an excellent way to plan your walks and enjoy our beautiful region.” Nikki Morris-Laing, marketing director of VisitAberdeenshire said: “The Aberdeenshire coastline is a must see for anyone visiting the region, with National Geographic describing it as ‘one of the world’s outstanding coastlines’.

“The Energetica Walking and Wildlife guide is helping to make our coastal beauty spots even more accessible for visitors and locals alike which is fantastic.”