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Outdoor access information

Occassionaly we need to close bridges or routes due to necessary repair work

Being outdoors is great fun. From wonderful walks, to wildlife spotting - or a spot of biking. But while you’re out and about, please remember that Glenlivet is very much a working estate.

The community relies on farming, forestry and sporting activities to earn a living. The countryside is also home to many different types of birds and animals that don’t like to be disturbed, particularly during the breeding season. That’s why it’s important to always follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code (SOAC).

Look out for warning or information signs that highlighting key seasons, or when certain activities are taking place. Any updates or diversions will also be posted on this page.

Deer control

Managing deer numbers is essential to protect woodland and farmland as well as their habitat. Roe deer stalking mainly takes place in woodland areas, usually in the early mornings and evenings during May, June and July. Red deer stalking also takes place during October and November on certain hill areas, such as the Ladder Hills.

Grouse shooting

If you’re exploring moorlands between August and October, remember to keep to the main hill paths. If you come across shooting activities, wait until it is safe to continue or go a different way. Access to the hills is only affected during grouse shooting. Shooting does not take place on Sundays.

Breeding season

Moorland birds are particularly vulnerable from cyclists, walkers and dog owners during the breeding season (April, May and June). Please ensure dogs are kept on a lead at all times when on open hill ground at this time of year.

Trail information

Occasionally we need to divert or close a trail or access route.

Current incidents are
Dell Bridge Closed

The "Dell footbridge" over the River Avon, (NJ 152 257) at the end of the West Avonside Path (walk 11) is temporarily closed for repairs.

Drumin Footbridge washed away
The Drumin footbridge across the River Livet, approx 0.5km east of Drumin Castle (NJ 191 300) has washed away during flooding.

Achlichnie footbridge over the River Avon (NJ 147 232) is temporarily closed for repairs.

Drumin Fisherman's bridge over the River Avon (NJ 182 306) is closed temporarily for repairs.

Dogs

We want your faithful companions to enjoy the countryside just as much as you. But please keep them on a lead at all times around livestock, and on open ground during the nesting season. Why not follow one of our dog-friendly walks during these times?

 

Please remember to keep your dog on a lead at all times around livestock

Farm livestock

Almost all waymarked trails and tracks pass through fields that contain farm livestock. Always take care not to disturb sheep and cattle when using the trails, particularly before and during the lambing and calving seasons (March, April, May, September and October).

Wild camping

Wild camping is permitted on Glenlivet Estate, if carried out in a responsible manner and in line with the guidelines of the Scottish Outdoor Access Code. Campers are asked not to have an open fire unless by special arrangement with Ranger Service staff, as there can be a potential high fire risk at any time of year.

Vehicles

Unauthorised motor vehicles of any type are not permitted on the trails or forest/farm tracks. 

Litter

Please be responsible with any rubbish and help us ensure Scotland’s countryside stays litter free.