Secrets of Pluscarden
Date: Saturday 15 June, 2019
Event leader: Jim Royan and Iain Jamieson
Price: £22Meet time: 15:00
Estimated finish time: 20:00
Difficulty: Easy PlusGroup size: 30
Distance: 5 miles (8km)
Booking deadline: 0:00 Sunday 2 June, 2019
30 places available
Secrets of Pluscarden
Secrets of Pluscarden is an engaging, interesting and different experience – A secret indeed and a highlight of the 2017 festival. In the company of Guides Jim Royan and Iain Jamieson you will discover new areas of the Glen of Pluscarden. Uncover the social history of this iconic part of Scotland including a visit to Pluscarden Abbey and a chat with Brother Michael. The walk has something for everyone environmentally, historically and socially with hospitality along the way. The walk is rounded off with an excellent 2 course BBQ at Pluscarden Hall. (Apple Juice from the Abbey will be on sale. BYOB if you fancy a wee glass at the BBQ). The walk is fairly easy and will have information stops at key points.
Meet: Pluscarden Parish Church car park, 3.00pm.
Duration: 5 hours including BBQ
Where to Meet - Description
Meet at Pluscarden Parish Church. From Elgin, take the Pluscarden Road through Miltonduff. Approx.5 miles from Elgin.
Grid Ref NJ149573 Post Code IV30 8TZ
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Outfit Moray is a social enterprise based in Lossiemouth providing outdoor learning and adventure.
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