Photo credit: Ewan Cameron
Out and about
The River Dee catchment is a unique and beautiful area that attracts thousands of outdoor enthusiasts every year. The Dee provides the opportunity and the backdrop for a multitude of activities, such as fishing, canoeing, bird watching, walking, orienteering and overnight expeditions. See our 'Enjoy the Dee' leaflet for further information.
Enjoying the River Dee Responsibly
These activities are made possible by access rights that come with responsibilities listed in the Scottish Outdoor Access Code. While enjoying the River Dee you should always take responsibility for your own actions, respect the interests of other people, and care for the environment.
Take away all your litter and consider picking up other litter as well. Use bins where provided or take it home with you. Carry out what you carry in.
If public toilets are not available, carry a trowel and bury your waste and urinate well away from open water, rivers and burns.
Clean up after your dog by bagging and binning waste. Use any litter or dog waste bin.
Wherever possible, use a stove rather than light an open fire as they are much less damaging.
If you do wish to light an open fire, keep it small, under control, and supervised - fires that get out of control can cause major damage, for which you might be liable.
Never light an open fire during prolonged dry periods and heed all advice at times of high risk.
Remove all traces of an open fire before you leave.
Good Practise guide: Do the ride thing
Check, Clean and Dry
Try to reduce the spread of non-native invasive plants by supporting the Check, Clean and Dry campaign.
Getting out and about
Weather forecast - Mountain Weather Inofrmation Service
Walking, cycling and horse riding - The Deeside Way
Canoeing - Canoe Scotland
Fishing - Fish Dee
Horse riding - Glen Tanar Equestrian Centre
Multi-sports - Adventure Aberdeen
Gliding - Deeside Gliding Club
Boat Hire - Tiso (Aberdeen)