Dufftown is an ideal location for walking. There are routes to suit all ages and abilities. From a short stroll around the town to long distance routes over high mountains this area has it all.
Dufftown has a number of short waymarked walks that explore the surrounding countryside. These all provide good access to the natural delights of the area throughout the four seasons. For the more ambitious walker several routes can be combined to create a longer walk. There is a Walks aound Dufftown booklet available from the Information Point in the Whisky Museum or from accommodation providers.
To the south west of Dufftown rises Ben Rinnes, its shattered granite tors forming twin summits. It is easily ascended from just off the B9009 road to Tomintoul. On a clear day the view takes in eight counties from Caithness to the Cairngorms and from Bennachie to Ben Wyvis.
The remote and unspoilt landscapes of the Glenlivet Crown Estate are easily accessible from a network of over one hundred miles of waymarked paths. The central Cairngorms throw down a challenge to hardened hill walkers in the shape of Britain's only arctic plateaux. A popular route is the infamous pass of the Lairig Ghru - a distance of some 32 km from Coylumbridge to the Lynn of Dee.
An 84 mile officially designated Long Distance Route through fabulous countryside. It links Buckie on the Moray Coast with Aviemore in Strathspey, with spurs to Dufftown and Tomintoul. The 30 mile Spey Bay to Ballindalloch section was completed in 1981 and is linked to Dufftown by a spur from Craigellachie. Dufftown is also surrounded by many attractive country walks. Conducted walking tours of whisky country are available. For further information contact the Speyside Way Ranger Service by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their web site on www.speysideway.org
The Dufftown Distilleries Walks is a relaxed walking tour around the Dufftown distillery sites, past and present. Drink in the history, the surroundings and of course samples from the distilleries themselves! You can visit the sites of: Pittyvaich, Dufftown, Mortlach, Glendullan, Parkmore, Glenfiddich, Balvenie, Kininvie and Convalmore. This is the perfect way to see the Malt Whisky Capital of the World. Click here for more details.
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