This beautiful 1.5/2 hour walk, which starts in Cruden Bay, passes ruined Slains Castle, widely believed to have inspired Bram Stoker's horror classic, Dracula, and the Bullers of Buchan, a remarkable natural phenomenon that just has to be seen.
Snap pictures of the imposing castle (from a safe distance!) and watch the sea rushing through the archway of the Bullers of Buchan, a 30 m deep chasm created from a collapsed sea cave. Rare birds like mainland puffins can sometimes be seen nesting. Take care when walking along the path though as it is very close to the edge of the cliffs.
Travel north and spend the night in Fraserburgh, where your third day on the trail will begin.
Other great coastal attractions in this area include Torry Battery at the mouth of Aberdeen Harbour, where you can spot dolphins, Aberdeen Fun beach, just a short walk from Aberdeen city centre, Peterhead Bay, RSPB Loch of Strathbeg reserve and Rattray Head beach.