Fishing – The River Dee, being one of the world’s finest rivers for fly fishing is particularly renowned for Spring salmon from February 1st. Not only might you catch a salmon but a sea trout or a sea bass too!
Walking – The Aberdeen and Grampian area has a tremendous variety of walks to suit all abilities. Walking from Lochton House you can enjoy the surrounding hills and woods or by car you can explore a walk further afield.
Cycling – For the mountain and ‘off road biker’ there are numerous trails in the area around Lochton House to follow and enjoy amid the peaceful forest surroundings. Should you need a repair, there is a cycle shop in Banchory (10 minutes away) where the staff would be very happy to help.
Golfing – Scotland is the spiritual home of golf and there are 70 courses in the Aberdeen and Grampian region. Within a 30-40 minute drive of Lochton House visitors can experience 20 of these with several right on the doorstep. So 20 reasons to tee off from Lochton House!!
Sightseeing – Whisky- There are 2 distilleries nearby – Fettercairn near Laurencekirk and Royal Lochnagar, which is the local distillery to Balmoral Castle, the summer home of the Royal Family.
Castles – Crathes and Drum Castles are 10-15 minutes drive away from Lochton House. Craigievar and Castle Fraser are a little further afield. All 4 are National Trust properties. Dunnottar Castle, 1 mile south of Stonehaven is a ruin standing on a crag.