(174) Nethy Bridge-Castle Roy Ramble (Highland)

Route Summary
An easy woodland and riverside walk with a gradual and modest ascent to the open Highland landscape surrounding the Abernethy Old Kirk and the ruins of Castle Roy where there are great views of the Cairngorm Mountains.

Duration: 3 hours.

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(173) Grantown-Glen Beg Circuit (Highland)

Route Summary
A scenic walk in the low hills to the N of Grantown, enjoying wide-open views. There is added variety near the end of the route with a pretty section along the River Spey before entering mature pine forest, and passing a tranquil lochan on the edge of the impressive townscape.

Duration: 2.5 hours.

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(096) Tomintoul-River Avon Circuit (Moray)

Route Summary
This gentle excursion into scenic Glen Avon belies the undeserved reputation of Tomintoul for bleak and austere landscapes. There is no doubt that this upland river valley experiences some harsh times in wintry weather, but at other times it is a sparkling and sublime landscape.

Duration: 2.5 hours. Continue reading “(096) Tomintoul-River Avon Circuit (Moray)”

(095) Aberlour-Braes of Allachie-Linn Falls Circular

Route Summary
An enjoyable walk from the River Spey onto the Braes of Allachie, where there are fine open views towards Ben Rinnes and over the attractive mid-Speyside countryside. During the descent, the focal point on the walk is the double-cascade Linn Falls in a wooded rocky gorge.

Duration: 2.5 hours. Continue reading “(095) Aberlour-Braes of Allachie-Linn Falls Circular”