Dufftown – Dufftown Dramble

‘Rome was built on seven hills, Dufftown was built on seven stills’ – so goes the old rhyme. This walk, starting from the Dufftown clock-tower, links all the Dufftown distilleries in one walk.

  • Accessibility: Suitable for a wide range of users

    Able-bodied walkers, some sections can be cycled. The nature of the terrain and the presence of physical barriers would make the route difficult to negotiate on horseback.

  • Terrain: Varied surfaces

    A mixture of tarmac, gravel and grass paths with some sections on public roads - look out for traffic. Short gradients and sections of uneven path.

  • Gradient: Undulating

    Generally level with short gradients.

  • Barriers: Some barriers

    A number of gates and steps.

  • Unsigned

Dufftown – Glenrinnes Way

A circular walk which will take you round some of the sights of Dufftown.

  • Accessible for all users
  • Terrain: Paved footpaths & roads

    A good generally level circular route with a steady climb no matter which way round you decide to walk it

  • Gradient: Generally level

    There is a steady slope to the Tomintoul Road but the ground is good.

  • No barriers
  • Fully signed

Dufftown – Gordon’s Cross

The Gordons Cross Path explores the countryside around Dufftown and gives good access to all the natural attributes the area has to offer throughout the four seasons.

  • Accessibility: Suitable for a wide range of users

    The section of route between Hardhaugh and the Crachie Road Bridge is not recommended for horses or cyclists due to the nature of the route surface and the presence of physical barriers.

  • Terrain: Varied surfaces

    Fully surfaced roadside paths in the build up areas. Rough grassy and gravel paths in country sections.

  • Gradient: Short steep sections

    A total climb of 250 feet involved in traversing this route. Gentle inclines throughout but there are a few short steep sections.

  • Barriers: Some barriers

    Several gates require to be negotiated near Gordon’s Cross and beside the River Fiddich where there are also wooden steps.

  • Fully signed

Dufftown – Kings Grave

The Kings Grave is a short path which takes in many historical events which happened in the Dufftown area.

  • Suitable for a wide range of users
  • Terrain: Varied surfaces

    Grass track. Parts may be muddy.

  • Gradient: Short steep sections

    Steady incline from Balvenie Castle.

  • Unsigned

Dufftown – Masters Well

This is a short circular walk with some inclines along a variety of surfaces, from paved to woodland dirt tracks. There are some steps through the wooded area which make it unsuitable for wheelchairs or buggies. There are benches along the route.

  • 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. The tarmac surface on Cowie Avenue is quite badly pot-holed.

  • Gradient: Short steep sections

    Several inclines / declines throughout. Note that there is a fairly steep decline down Church Street and a steady incline back up Fife Street.

  • Barriers: Some barriers

    There are steps within the woodland.

  • Partly signed

Dufftown – Pitglassie Viewpoint

Pitglassie Viewpoint is one of many walks in Dufftown, it is a circular path, but either way you have a bit of a climb.

  • Unsuitable for wheelchairs and buggies
  • Gradient: Undulating

    Steady climb from either direction

  • Unsigned

Dufftown – Robbie Dhu

Robbie Dhu path does have a steep climb but has beautiful views to make it worth the effort.

  • 1.2 miles (1.92 km)
  • 50 minutes
  • Suitable for a wide range of users
  • Short steep sections

Dufftown – The Convals

The Convals (Meikle Conval, 571m and Little Conval, 552m) are the two ’rounded humps’ separated from Ben Rinnes by the ‘Beatshach’, the pass linking Speyside to Glen Rinnes.

Dufftown – The Viking Trail

The Viking Trail has two routes to follow one approximately five miles long the other being much longer at twelve miles.

  • 5 miles (8 km)
  • 300 meters (984 ft)
  • 2h 30 minutes
  • Unsuitable for wheelchairs and buggies
  • Mixed gradient

Dufftown – Town Walk

Dufftown is built on a hill and surrounded by hills, giving great views of the countryside but challenging to walkers. The Town Walk includes some inclines, but is all on good pavements and is suitable for wheelchairs and buggies.

  • Accessible for all users
  • Paved footpaths & roads
  • Undulating
  • Fully signed

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

Elgin – Cathedral Walk

This short circular walk is all on good pavements and is suitable for wheelchairs and buggies. The route is very picturesque, circling the ruins of Elgin Cathedral and can be extended by taking the path into Cooper Park.

  • Accessible for all users
  • Paved footpaths & roads
  • Generally level
  • No barriers
  • Unsigned

Elgin – Cooper Park Walk

This is a flat, circular route along paths taking you round Cooper Park, suitable for wheelchairs and buggies. This is a pleasant walk through the Park, on good paths. There are toilets in the Library and the café is open between 10am and 4pm.

  • Accessible for all users
  • Paved footpaths & roads
  • Generally level
  • No barriers
  • Unsigned

Elgin – Elgin Experience cycle route

One of five Circular Cycle Routes in Moray, the ‘Elgin Experience’ takes you on a 13 mile journey through Moray’s Historic capital city and it’s scenic surrounding countryside.

  • Generally level
  • Fully signed

Elgin – Kirkhill Right of Way

The Kirkhill path is part undulating earth surface and part tar road surface which is well used by local fisherman and runs for part of its length alongside the River Lossie.

  • Terrain: Varied surfaces

    Part tarmac and earth path. Earth path section (prone to flooding and muddy when wet) has livestock grazing on occasions.

  • Generally level
  • Barriers: Some barriers

    The route has three kissing gates and narrow bridge to negotiate.

  • Fully signed

Elgin – Lesmurdie Loop

This is a short circular, well – lit walk on flat pavements, suitable for wheelchairs and buggies.

  • Accessible for all users
  • Paved footpaths & roads
  • Generally level
  • No barriers
  • Fully signed

Elgin – Lunchtime Walk

This is a circular walk through Elgin, starting at the bus station. It routes south past the shops on Batchen Street and then into the residential area beyond, with its old stone built terraces and villas. There are plenty of views out to the countryside and hills to the south of Elgin.

  • Accessible for all users
  • Paved footpaths & roads
  • Gradient: Undulating

    There are some long slow inclines/ declines, particularly along Batchen Street and Moss Street.

  • No barriers

Elgin – Millbuies Country Park

Millbuies Loch was created by the damming of streams to provide angling facilities on the loch.Moray District Council took over the estate in 1975 and the fishing was extended to the public.

  • Unsuitable for wheelchairs and buggies
  • Terrain: Gravel path

    Gravel or soil paths. Sections of the route are not suitable for buggies or wheelchairs.

  • Gradient: Undulating

    Generally level although there is a steep gradient down to the Loch.

  • Barriers: Some barriers

    Some steps, walkboards and bridges.

  • Partly signed

Elgin – Morriston Playing Fields

This circular walk follows the path round Morriston Playing Field, by the banks of the River Lossie. The path is flat but needs some care. It is suitable for most buggies but not wheelchairs.

  • Accessibility: Suitable for buggies but not wheelchairs

    Suitable for most buggies but may be be difficult during wet periods. Wheelchairs may struggle due to some uneven surfaces.

  • Terrain: Varied surfaces

    Gravel footpaths. Can be muddy/ slippy in wet weather, and liable to flooding. Also watch out for fallen leaves during the winter.

  • Generally level
  • No barriers

Elgin – New Elgin Circular

This is a circular walk, which starts in Edgar Road and loops round south Elgin. It is all on good pavements and is suitable for wheelchairs and buggies.

  • Accessible for all users
  • Paved footpaths & roads
  • Gradient: Generally level

    Mainly level with some steady inclines and declines.