River Don, Aberdeen

I used to walk here with my family a lot as a child. My Dad was originally from Woodside, near here. The River Don long ago was an industrial river and laterally was home to paper mills. A history of snuff mills, calico-printing and cotton mills from the 1800’s. Below are old sluice gates from the cotton mill at Woodside.

Its a lovely shaded woodland walk from Bridge of Don to Aberdeen beach with lots of wildlife such as Swans and Kingfishers

Old sluice gates
Persley walled Gardens
The Brig O Balgownie is a 13th-century bridge crossing the River Don in Old Aberdeen.
Picturesque cottages at Balgownie

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