Glenallachie Circuit - A Scenic Woodland & Burnside Walk (Sun 23)
Date: Sunday 23 June, 2019
Event leader: Ben Hinnie
Price: £8.00 - £10.00Meet time: 14:00
Estimated finish time: 17:00
Difficulty: Easy PlusGroup size: 8
Distance: 3 miles (5km)
£8 – £10
Glenallachie Circuit - A Scenic Woodland & Burnside Walk (Sun 23)
This is a pleasant walk over minor roads and tracks between the Aberlour and Glenallachie distilleries with fine views of Ben Rinnes and the Conival Hills.
A steep ascent initially from the Visitor Centre (the highest point is 150 metres) is followed by easy walking once we reach the Shean or Fairy Knowe where the Fairmer o Hatton spent a year and a day with the Fairy folk who lived there.
Bring outdoor clothing and a sturdy boots or walking shoes. Should you wish to bring a drink and a light snack, here are many places to rest and admire the fine views of Ben Rinnes and the Conval Hills.
This walk is suitable for all ages and abilities.
Meet: Speyside Visitor Centre, Old Station Building, Aberlour AB38 9QP
Bring: A drink and light snack.
Sturdy boots or walking shoes are recommended.
Where to Meet - Description
Meet at the Speyside Visitor Centre to begin this circular walk of 3 miles (4.5km), mainly on quiet minor roads.
The Speyside Visitor Centre is located on the Old Station Platform at the Alice Littler Park in the centre of Aberlour behind the Parish Church.
Grid Ref. NJ265429 Post Code AB38 9QP
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About the Provider
Stories by the Way offers Aberlour based story walks. Organiser Ben Hinnie has lived on Speyside for the past 13 years and is researching and gathering local Stories, Myths and Legends about the area. His aim is to give both local residents and the many visitors to Speyside a greater awareness of its rich History and Heritage and thereby enhance their experience of Speyside.
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