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ON THE MALT WHISKY TRAIL

COUNTRYSIDE RAMBLE

For Who?
Whisky Lovers
How Long?
6 hrs
From Where?
Craigellachie
How Much?
£320

per bubble (max. 6 people)

Your Adventure

Cast-Iron, Casks & Coffins

A dram and a ramble make a dramble! On this leisurely walk, we take a closer look at the history of Aberlour, or Charlestown of Aberlour by its Sunday name, and the life and endeavours of James Fleming, founder of the current Aberlour Distillery. We will also hear about the cunning whisky smugglers and enjoy some of Scotland's most beautiful scenery and an iconic landmark along the way.

Our walk starts in Craigellachie, where we will first admire Thomas Telford's iconic Craigellachie Bridge, the oldest surviving cast-iron bridge in Scotland. We then head along the mighty River Spey on a section of the Speyside Way, taking us to Aberlour. Here, we follow the footsteps of James Fleming, a grain merchant and Victorian entrepreneur. We eventually reach the picturesque Linn Falls on the Lour Burn. The burn used to be the water source for Aberlour Distillery, which is only a stone's throw away from the falls. We may very likely smell it, before we see it.

We highly recommend a tour of this gem of a distillery* and are happy to make the necessary arrangements. Alternatively, we take you to a cozy place where we will tell you a few whisky smuggler stories that even feature a coffin...

After a few drams and stories, we visit another legacy of James Fleming, the Penny Brig, and then retrace our steps to Craigellachie.

Highlights

- Craigellachie Bridge
- River Spey
- Aberlour Village
- Linn Falls
- Aberlour Distillery
- Penny Brig
- Lovely views

Included
Not Included

- Private Bubble Tour for up to 6 people
- Professional Guide

- Meals / Packed Lunch
- Admission to Aberlour Distillery*

* Subject to Availability
* Age Restrictions Apply

Tour Times

Monday - Sunday
from 09.00 h

Simply choose a date and time that is convenient to you during the booking process.
If you would like to start your full day tour earlier or need to be back for a certain time, just leave a comment on your booking form.

Starting Point

Fiddich Park Car Park
Victoria Street
Craigellachie
Aberlour
AB38 9ST

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57.491281, -3.1823360

NJ292451

Further Information

Suitability

Please refer to the tour description and the information in this section to decide whether a particular tour is suitable for you and your group before you make your booking.

Our Countryside Rambles are at a leisurely pace and are suitable for all age groups.

This is a more strenuous activity requiring appropriate footwear such as walking boots with ankle support.

Equipment

Our famous Scottish weather has its reputation for a reason. Therefore, it is always good practise to pack an extra layer and a waterproof jacket or coat on top of your sunscreen and your sunglasses. You may need them all.

Please note that we may not be able to take you on tour if your footwear is not suitable.
In such an event, a (partial) refund is entirely at our discretion.

Pack for all sorts of weather, especially the wet and windy type, and take your walking poles along if you have some:

- Walking boots with ankle support
- Daypack with the right clothes to keep you warm and dry, whatever the weather. We may be exposed to wet and windy weather.
- Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
- Water, a packed lunch and snacks to keep you going

Walking Sections

Distance:

7.5 m / 12 km

Ascent:

87 m

Walking Time:

6 hrs*

Easy to Moderate - reasonable fitness level required:
Walking over paths and rough ground with some muddy patches and a few short slopes.
Muddy patches and steep slopes at the Linn Falls.

* Walking Time includes time to admire the views, have a picnic and visit a distillery.

COVID-19 Measures

We adhere to the latest government and public health guidance to keep you and us safe and we practice social distancing and maintain the highest hygiene standards on our tours. We have committed to the Good to Go scheme launched by Visit Britain that recognises good practise in following COVID-19 guidelines and have adapted the STGA Good To Go Protocol. For more information on how we implement these guidelines on our tours, please click here.

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Booking & Cancellation Policy

Book your Highland Adventure online and pay by Debit or Credit Card.
Advance Booking is strongly recommended. Online Bookings are closing 24 hours prior to tour start.

If you prefer to pay for your tour in a different way or would like to make a last-minute enquiry, just contact us by phone or email to discuss your options.

We strongly recommend that guests arrange suitable travel, medical, and cancellation insurance prior to their booking.

Cancellations


We know that planning can be a difficult task in uncertain times.
Therefore, we have worked out a straightforward Cancellation Policy for our Walking Tours and Half/Full Day Tours:

 

  • You can reschedule your tour free of charge if things are not working out the way they were planned.

  • If you need to cancel your tour, our simplified cancellation policy applies:

Up to 24 hours prior to tour start

Less than 24 hours prior to tour start

10% of the agreed rate & third party costs*

100% of the agreed rate & third party costs*

*) Cancellation costs or processing fees from third-party providers incurred for the specific booking will be charged in addition.

For further information, please refer to our Terms & Conditions.

Contact

Any Questions or Special Requirements?
If there is anything you would like to know or discuss before you place your booking, just get in touch:

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