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The Industrial Revolution has arrived

Date: Saturday 15 June, 2019

Event leader: Pete Mason & Steve Liley

Price: £12Meet time: 09.30

Estimated finish time: 16.30

Difficulty: ModerateGroup size: 21

Distance: 7.5 miles (12km)

Ascent: 60mHigh point: 80m

Please note: Sorry, no children, pushchairs or animals. Price includes basic lunchtime refreshments.

Booking deadline: 0:00 Thursday 13 June, 2019

£12

8 places available

The Industrial Revolution has arrived

This 7.5 mile walk near and within the town of Cullen gets close up and personal with the Industrial Revolution and its effects on the landscape and its people.  Included on the walk will be a look at Tochieneal, close by Lintmill, where the entrepreneurial Wilson family, factors to the Earl of Seafield, caused quite a stir by setting up a model farm, a distillery and a tile & brick works; clashing along the way with the Temperance movement.

Starting at Lintmill, we soon pass the model farm and the remaining buildings of the distillery, which was moved to Inchgower, by Buckie. As with all our heritage walks there is much more heritage to see other than just the Victorian Industrial theme. Passing an early land enclosure, the arrival of the railway impinges as we walk over the railway bridge at what was once Tochieneal station and then as we continue over the old road bridge realignment of the 1820 turnpike, now realigned again as the A98. We will then head into New Cullen via a section of the earlier King’s Road and along the coast via paths improved by the Cullen Volunteer Group. We will pass Telford’s harbour and see the Victorian viaducts before wandering back through the picturesque Seatown to Cullen Square where we will have a simple lunch & toilet stop in what will soon become our very own permanent Heritage Centre.

Bring your lunch, but tea/coffee & biscuits/cake will be provided.  A simple display of clay products and a model of the brickworks will be on show.

We will then head for a quick look at the Auld Kirk, and the site of Old Cullen, via some points of architectural interest. We will pass over the Cullen Burn by the iron bridge tucked away in the pinetum, past the site of the old saw mill and back to the site of the mill at Lintmill where we started. People may finish here if they wish to take 1.5 miles and an hour off the full walk.

The walk then continues by the old track on to visit the Tile & Brick Works for a bit of careful exploring. What remains includes the majestic chimney once serving a steam engine and the only brick-built house as far as the eye can see and well beyond.

Pete & Steve will again present the accepted histories at each of the sites as well as explaining their latest researches.

There are no steep gradients, but there are drawn out inclines. This year we do cross the A98 twice, and about 50% of our walk is on side roads or pavements, the remainder being along forest tracks and paths. For these reasons, no children, pushchairs or animals will be permitted on the walk.

Bring walking-boots, waterproofs, camera, binoculars, packed lunch, drinks & OS Landranger map number 29 Banff & Turriff. Occasional rest & refreshment stops will be made along the route. Public toilets in Cullen Square open for pre-walk use.

Where to Meet - Description

Meet at Lintmill - 2 miles SE of Cullen. At the crossroads in the centre of Lintmill turn west down Seafield Road, continue for 200m to parking on left.


Where to Meet - Map

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About the Provider

Cullen, Deskford & Portknockie Heritage Group SCIO is a long established local Heritage Group registered as a Scottish Charity, number SC048162. This walk is part of our efforts to fund our long term aspiration of opening a Heritage Centre in Cullen in 2020, the bi-centenary of the town’s move from Old Cullen to new Cullen.

If you need to contact the provider of this event please use this email: p.mason1745@outlook.com

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