This is a very picturesque and sheltered circular walk around a lake in the quiet and traffic free grounds of Gordon Castle. It is along a good, narrow track which can be a bit muddy in wet weather so wear appropriate footwear. Children love this walk, remember to take food for the ducks!
This walk follows the Burn from one end of Fochabers to the other and back again. The track can be muddy in places if there has been a lot of rain. There are benches at the start and also beside the bridge at West Street.
Accessibility: Unsuitable for wheelchairs and buggies
Unsuitable for Wheelchairs and buggies, but can go as far as the viewing platform at the Famous Fochaberian Garden.
Terrain: Gravel path
Gravel and earth paths, so can be muddy when wet. Can also be long grass and overhanging vegetation at the side of the path.
- Generally level
- No barriers
This walk starts in Fochabers Square and travels to the Winding Walks and back again.
The Speyside Way is one of Scotland’s four official Long Distance Routes (LDRs). It runs between Aviemore, at the heart of Strathspey, 66 miles to Buckie, on the Moray Firth. The route passes through some of Scotland’s most beautiful landscapes; by rivers and mountains, over moorland and along forest paths. It includes a spur to Tomintoul, an additional 15 miles.
Accessibility: Suitable for a wide range of users
All of the route suitable for walkers. The route between Fochabers and Ballindalloch and between Nethy Bridge and Aviemore is suitable for cycling. The route is suitable for horseriding between Craigellachie and Ballindalloch.
Terrain: Varied surfaces
The route offers mainly easy walking on low ground (a mixture of seashore, river valley, old railway and moorland). It should be noted that the section between Ballindalloch and Grantown is more strenuous and the Tomintoul Spur is also steeper and passes through very exposed locations.
Gradient: Short steep sections
Most of the route is fairly level with some gentle slopes, although there are some steeper sections between Ballindalloch and Grantown. The Tomintoul Spur climbs to around 1,800ft above sea level at two locations.
- Many barriers
- Fully signed