Health Benefits

With our lives becoming increasingly hectic, we recognise that being active outdoors and connecting with nature is more important than ever. This project will help and encourage locals and visitors to live more active, healthy and happier lifestyles. It will:

  • Create fun, safe and accessible adventure activities in a location that is tranquil yet close to Aberdeen city
  • Increase opportunities for regular physical activity, helping people reduce their risk of obesity and diabetes
  • Promote the positive impacts of outdoor recreation on both physical and mental well-being – from reducing depression and relieving stress, to improving quality of life


The following short film from Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland discusses the connection between outdoor activity and mental health: