Dufftown – Balvenie Castle

This circular walk has some steep inclines and is not suitable for wheelchairs or buggies because of the terrain. It includes some woodland and has good views of the ruined castle.

  • Unsuitable for wheelchairs and buggies
  • Terrain: Varied surfaces

    Tarmac pavements, compacted earth and gravel tracks. Note that the earth track in the wood is quite narrow and can be muddy/ slippy in wet weather. Watch out for tree roots.

  • Gradient: Short steep sections

    Some steep inclines / declines, with the steepest on a ramped path section within the woodland.

  • Barriers: Some barriers

    Long flight of steps in wood.

  • Partly signed

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Start – Stephen Hospital

1. Turn left out of the hospital and walk along Mount Street, following the sign to the Castle.

2. Walk past the playing field then straight on, following the track.

3. At a 3-way junction, turn left heading uphill. At the top you will see Balvenie Castle on the right. Carry on to the junction.

4. Take the fork to the left out of the woods and walk back along Tomhamuidh Street which leads into Stephen Avenue and back to the Hospital.


Health Walk Co-Ordinator