Aberdeen is the third largest city in Scotland, behind Edinburgh and Glasgow, and one thing that makes it special is the fact it has a long sandy beach — something most UK cities lack. This is an excellent walk; no matter what the season there is something to see. It is also easily either extended or cut back, depending on how fit you feel or whether you have misjudged the weather! For example, Aberdeen has a section of the ambitious North Sea Trail: a series of pathways on the coasts around the North Sea, from Norway to The Netherlands and five other nations. The Aberdeen section incorporates the Aberdeen beach walk and stretches south to Cove Bay.