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Drummuir Paths Network (including an all abilities trail)



PATH NAME:

Drummuir Paths Network (including an all abilities trail)

LOCAL SETTLEMENT(S):

Drummuir

INTRODUCTION:

A suite of trails has been created on the Drummuir Estate developed by Drummuir 21, a local community group. Options exist for walks of approximately 40, 70 or 120 minutes duration depending on your inclination. Ideal for families. Part of the trail system is suitable for wheelchair users (about 3 miles return trip). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON THE INDIVIDUAL WALKS REFER TO THE 'DRUMUIR PATHS- COPY OF INFORMATION BOARD' IN THE USEFUL DOWNLOADS SECTION AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE.

THE ROUTE AND FEATURES OF INTEREST:

These trails start and finish at the Botriphnie Kirk car park located near the village of Drummuir. They meander through the beautiful parkland setting of Drummuir Castle Estate. There is a walled garden open to the public, a fish hatchery, a man made loch (with trout fishing from boats available), Loch Park Adventure Centre, and wildlife in abundance. The castle itself was built in 1848 by Admiral Archibald Duff who at one time served under Nelson, but it is now an international corporate hospitality centre for Diageo. The building is open to the public in September. The All Abilities section of path also forms part of the The Isla Way- see useful links.

SIGNAGE:

Fully Signed

WALK GRADE:

Easy
A generally flat level path with good surfaces of less than two miles distance.

TERRAIN:

Relatively good surfaces throughout; mainly tarmac and gravel paths with a section of quiet public road. The All Abilities Trail section between the Botriphnie Kirk car park and Loch Park follows a level gravel path.

USERS:

The all abilities section is suitable for wheelchairs and buggies.

OTHER INFORMATION:
Access

You now have a 'right of access' to all the paths featured. You are required to act responsibly in accordance with the new Scottish Outdoor Access Code (SOAC). Know the code before you go! To acknowledge landowners and farmers co-operation in making these walks possible leave the area as you find it, respect property and take care to stay away from farming and timber operations. Please keep dogs under control at all times and on a lead near livestock. Note: Please do not pick wild flowers, this is a criminal offence.

OTHER INFORMATION:
Keith & Dufftown Heritage Railway- The Malt Whisky Line

The Keith & Dufftown heritage railway is an 11 mile private line which connects the whisky towns of Keith and Dufftown. It has a stop at Drummuir just near the start point of the Drummuir Paths Network. The Trains run at weekends and holidays from Easter to the end of September. For information on Train times visit www.keith-dufftown-railway.co.uk.

OTHER INFORMATION:
Useful Contacts

Moray Council Outdoor Access Manager, Ian Douglas - Tel. 01343 557049 Drummuir Estate Office - Tel 01543 810225 Keith and Dufftown Heritage Railway- www.keith-dufftown-railway.co.uk Loch Park Adventure Centre (rural skills training centre)- www.lochpark.co.uk

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