Dufftown- The Giant’s Chair

The ‘Giant’s Chair’ is a rock feature carved out by the power of the River Dullan in spate. This lovely walk takes in many interesting features of history, culture and landscape. Dufftown has seven operating whisky distilleries including the famous Glenfiddich brand.

  • Accessibility: Suitable for a wide range of users

    The route is suitable for walkers and mountain bikes.

  • Terrain: Varied surfaces

    Mixture of tarmac, gravel and grass. Some rough sections near The Giant's Chair.

  • Gradient: Undulating

    An undulating path with some short steep sections. Total height climbed is around 200ft (60 metres).

  • Barriers: Some barriers

    Kissing gate at far end of this walk, and some flights of steps

  • Fully signed

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The Giant’s Chair is part of a network of promoted paths which start and finish at the Clocktower in Dufftown Square where there is a map board. The routes are centred around Dufftown, acknowledged as the malt whisky capital of the world, situated at the edge of the newly created Cairngorms National Park.

This walk starts from the Dufftown clock-tower (housing the ‘clock that hanged McPherson’), passes Mortlach Kirk and kirkyard and various distilleries and then explores the landscape of the River Dullan. For more detailed information on the route download the ‘Paths Around Dufftown Leaflet’ located at the bottom of this page.


Moray Council Outdoor Access Manager


Speyside Footpaths Network Group

  • 01340 821245