New Stonehaven walking maps

The walking maps were launched this week with a pair of waterproof rambling shoes up for grabs
The walking maps were launched this week with a pair of waterproof rambling shoes up for grabs

Get your walking boots on and get ready to see the town as the 2nd edition of the Stonehaven Walking map is now available.

The map which is chalk full of good walks and information about the town are available throughout Stonehaven - We even have some in the Mearns Leader office on Ann Street.

The map is a collaborative effort by the Stonehaven Business Association, Stonehaven Tourism Group and Aberdeenshire Council.

The fold out pocket size trekking guide offers locals and tourists walking routes from short 1 mile saunters to 4 mile hikes in and around Stonehaven.

Highlights include taking in the War Memorial and Dunnottar Castle, a saunter through Dunnottar Woods plus a stroll around the old town and harbour

The walking map also includes important information about Stonehaven along with a selection of what to see, where to eat and shop and where to stay.

It also contains valuable tourist information on where to locate cash machines, transport information and the location of bars throughout Stonehaven.

Thousands are distributed to visitors at Dunnottar Castle and are freely handed out at various outlets around the town.

The map is used to help promote Stonehaven to residents and visitors as “The Coastal Gem.”

The pocket Stonehaven bible also has information on a range of other attractions nearby in the Mearns .

Niall Menzies from Stonehaven Business Association said: “They are designed to make sure visitors get the most out of their stay in Stonehaven and help our new residents enjoy the beauty our town has to offer too.”

To Lauch the 75,000 2nd Edition DE Shoes in Evan Street are offering three pairs of waterproof rambling shoes to those walking enthusiasts who complete five out of the eight walks the map has to offer.

To be in with a chance to win you just post a selfie of yourself at the end of each walk to confirm completion and post them on the Stonehaven Business Association Facebook page.

The offer ends July 31 and entry forms can also be collected from DE Shoes on Evan Street.

Let us know what you think of the new maps by getting in touch at news@mearnsleader.com