Aberlour Story Walk - 1500 years of Story Myth and Legend (Fri)
Date: Friday 22 June, 2018
Event leader: Ben Hinnie
Price: £4.00 - £8.00Meet time: 13:00
Estimated finish time: 15:00
Difficulty: EasyGroup size: 8
Distance: 2 miles (3km)
Please note: The terrain is not suitable for mobility scooters
£4 – £8
Take time out to learn about the History, Myths and Legends that abound on the picturesque stretches of the river Spey
This circular walk starts from here and proceeds at a leisurely pace over level terrain by the banks of the River Spey and Lour burn from the Parish Church to the auld kirk o Skirdustan.
The walk is out and back over easy terrain, woodland and riverside pathways. The route is suitable for all abilities and accessible for mobility scooters. A good pair of walking shoes or boots is recommended.
Picts, Monks, Vikings, Jacobites and Water Beasties have all left their mark in Speyside. Enjoy a leisurely guided story walk and learn about the History, Myths and Legends that abound on the picturesque stretches of the river Spey and Lour burn that flow by the Parish Church the ancient ruins of the auld Kirk o Skirdustan.
The walk is less than 3km and takes approximately 2 hours, ending at the tearoom beside the Speyside Visitor Centre on the old railway platform in the Alice Littler Park.
Where to Meet
Meet at the Speyside Visitor Centre at the Alice Littler park behind the Village Square, just off the High Street that runs through the centre of Aberlour.
Post Code AB38 9QP
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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