Long Distance Paths
The Isla Way
Refresh your spirits with a walk or cycle along the Isla Way, a new 13 mile route, which links the two famous distillery towns of Dufftown and Keith.
Follow the route along a mixture of woodland tracks, meandering country paths and minor roads to unlock the hidden beauty of old Banffshire. The route’s start points are at Keith’s Reidhaven Square and the old Clock Tower in Dufftown. Alternatively, it can be enjoyed with a mid entry point at Drummuir Station. Use the Keith & Dufftown Railway (KDR) from any of its three stations and walk or cycle the trail back to your starting point.
The route can be broken into three distinct sections:
- Dufftown to Loch Park
- Loch Park to Drummuir (all abilities trail)
- Drummuir to Keith (mostly on public road & unsigned.) TAKE EXTRA CARE ON THIS SECTION DUE TO THE PRESENCE OF FAST MOVING TRAFFIC.
Always dress for the weather as parts of the route are open and exposed. Bring waterproofs, a warm fleece or jumper, sturdy boots, and a sense of adventure.
It should be noted that the route is at present only signed between Dufftown and Drummuir. Between Drummuir and Keith the route currently follows the main (B9164) public road for a 1.5 mile section and is consequently not waymarked. Users traversing this section should proceed with caution due to the presence of road vehicles.
Isla Way Leaflet 1 - 875kb
Isla Way Leaflet 2 - 809kb