The River Don is in the northeast of Scotland.
It rises in the Grampians and flows eastwards, through
Aberdeenshire, to the North Sea at Aberdeen. The Don passes through
Alford, Kemnay, Inverurie, Kintore, and Dyce. Its main tributary,
the River Ury, joins at Inverurie.
The Don rises in the peat flat beneath Druim na Feithe, and in the
shadow of Glen Avon, before flowing quietly past the ice-age moraine
and down to Cock Bridge, below the picturesque site of the recently
demolished Delnadamph Lodge. Several stream, the Dhiver, Feith Bhait,
Meoir Veannaich, Cock Burn and the Allt nan Aighean merge to explode
the embryonic Don. Water from the west end of Brown Cow Hill (grid
reference NJ230045 drains into the River Spey, water from the north
runs into the Don and water from the south side ends up in the Dee.
The Don follows a circuitous route eastwards past Corgarff Castle,
through Strathdon and the Howe of Alford before entering the North
Sea just north of Old Aberdeen.
The chief tributaries are Conrie Water, Ernan Water, Water of Carvie,
Water of Nochty, Deskry Water, Water of Buchat, Kindy Burn, Bucks
Burn, Mossat Burn, Leochel Burn and the River Ury.