"How far is’t call'd to Forres?"
Date: Saturday 22 June, 2019
Event leader: Karen Sutherland
Price: £10Meet time: 10:00
Estimated finish time: Approx 14:00
Difficulty: ModerateGroup size: 16
Distance (approx.): 8 miles (13km)
Please note: Bring a pack lunch.
Booking deadline: 21:00 Friday 21 June, 2019
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"How far is’t call'd to Forres?"
Journey from Macbeth’s Hillock to Forres, inspired by Shakespeare’s words. Macbeth’s Hillock is the site that Shakespeare’s Macbeth is said to have met with the witches, asked how much further he had to go to his destination, and got a lot more than he bargained for! Passing through Brodie Castle grounds, Dyke, Broom of Moy, Sueno’s Stone, The Witches Stone and ending in Grant Park, Forres, in the shadow Nelson’s Tower where conversations can include stories of witchcraft and The Real Macbeth.
Where to Meet - Description
Meet at: In Google Maps search Macbeth's Hillock or follow the link https://goo.gl/maps/UKjpttgXiJ92.
The postcode IV36 2TD will take you to Brodie. From Brodie cross the level crossing. Follow the road for about half a mile then turn left signposted Macbeth’s Hillock. Follow this road until you go over a humpback bridge. Ahead you will see a house on the left and past this is the entrance to the glamping site. Temporary parking sign will show where cars are to be parked.
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About the Provider
Based at Macbeth’s Hillock, we are a small glamping site with five witches hut en suite glamping pods. We also promote the history and locations in Moray that are associated with both Shakespeare’s and The Real Macbeth.
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