24th June - 4th July 2024

Moray Walking & Outdoor Festival

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  1. 24th June 2024

From the foothills of the Cairngorms to Moray’s award-winning coastline you can enjoy long summer days discovering Moray’s natural, historical and cultural landscape.

Join us this Midsummer and explore the foothills of the Cairngorms and Moray!

There is lots more information on our website – go take a look at our awesome walks and events which include:

Discover Grantown On Spey on Friday 14th June – an easy 3 mile walk around the streets, woodland trails and paths of Grantown-on-Spey, an 18th-century planned town and Capital of Strathspey. Local guide and resident John Halliday, will describe the origins of the town, buildings and history. Followed by a route along the old military road through Scots pine woodland to the famous River Spey and Old Spey Bridge. Recounting tales of past events and local characters, the walk will return by a different route to the High St and Square.

Glenbeg – Grantown’s Hidden Gen on Saturday 15th June – Glenbeg or the small glen is located near Grantown-on-Spey. A mixture of farmland and grouse moor, the glen has a rich history since the Bronze Age and more recently with clan Grant. Join John Halliday on his guided walk over a circular route following a tarred road and farm tracks, listening to past events, interpreting the landscape and with great views to the Cromdale Hills and Cairngorms.

Drumin – Twinflower, a Tower House, and a Riverside Stroll on Tuesday 18th June – A ‘moderate’ evening walk along the Livet with an opportunity to search for the rare Twinflower and discuss it’s translocation programme. We will finish at the 14th Century Drumin Castle. A spectacular evening stroll!

Cycle to Elf House Cave and McHardy Stone on Thursday 20th June – A ‘moderate’ bike ride up Glenfiddich, past Glenfiddich Lodge and up to the Elf House cave and McHardy stone. We’ll take our time to take in the wildlife of the area.

Solstice Evening walk to Blackwater Lodge on Friday 21st June – A ‘moderate’ evening walk into Blackwater Lodge from Dorenell Visitor Centre to learn about the natural and cultural history of the area. Bring along a picnic to eat near Blackwater Lodge.

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