Walking

Put on your trusted walking boots and head out to explore our woodland, moorland, historic hill tracks and ‘whisky roads’.

From gentle short strolls to challenging long distance walks. We’ve pulled together a variety of our favourite walking adventures so that everyone can enjoy the freedom that comes from being outside and exploring the wonders of Glenlivet.


Waymarking

All our walks are waymarked by blue circular discs and route name. You’ll also find direction arrows in many places. To help you plan your walk, we’ve included descriptions here to give you more detail about each route.

A walk booklet containing all these walks is available from our Visitor Centre or local shops.

Walk 1: Glenmulliach Viewpoint Walk
Distance: 5.5km (3.5 miles) circular
Duration: Allow 2 hours

Walk 2: Scalan Heritage Trail
Distance: 4.5km (2.8 miles) circular
Duration: Allow 1h 30m 

Walk 3: The Livet Path
Distance: 9.5km (6 miles) circular
Duration: Allow 3-4 hours

Walk 4: Battle of Glenlivet Path
Distance: 13km (8 miles) return to battle site
Duration: Allow 3-4 hours

Walk 5: Carn Daimh Circuit
Distance: 10km (6.5 miles) circular
Duration: Allow 3-4 hours

Walk 6: Carn Daimh Forest
Distance: 12km (7.5 miles) circular
Duration: Allow 4 hours

Walk 7: Tom Dubh Trail
Distance: 2.5km (1.5 miles) circular
Duration: Allow 30mins-1 hour

Walk 8: Glen Brown Circuit
Distance: 7km (4.5 miles) circular
Duration: Allow 2-3 hours

Walk 9: Clash Wood Path
Distance: 3.2km (2 miles) circular
Duration: Allow 1 hour

Walk 10: The Bochel Circuit
Distance: 10km (6.2 miles) circular
Duration: Allow 3-4 hours

Walk 11: West Avonside Path
Distance: 6.5km (4 miles) return. Additional 2km return to Earth House.
Duration: Allow 2-3 hours (return)

Walk 12: Blairfindy Moorland Circuit
Distance: 8km (5 miles) circular
Duration: Allow 3-4 hours

Glenmulliach Nature Trail
Distance: 2.8km (1.75 miles) circular
Duration: Allow 1 hour

Tomintoul Circular Path
Distance: 4km (2.5 miles) circular
Duration: Allow 1-1h 30m

Tomintoul to the Bridge of Avon
Distance: 1.5km (1 mile) one way
Duration: Allow 30mins-1 hour

Drumin Circular Path
Distance: 3km (2 miles) circular
Duration: Allow 1-2 hours

LOWER PART OF DRUMIN CIRCULAR WALK CLOSED. FOOTBRIDGE WASHED AWAY IN FLOODS.

The Lecht Mine
Distance: 1.5km (1 mile) return
Duration: Allow 30mins-1 hour

George Smith Smugglers Trail
Distance: 5km (3 miles) circular
Duration: Allow 1h 30m-2h 30m 

RIVERSIDE SECTION CLOSED AS FOOTBRIDGE WASHED AWAY IN FLOODS.

Robbie MacPherson Smugglers Trail
Distance: 11km (6.8 miles) circular
Duration: Allow 4 hours

Malcolm Gillespie Smugglers Trail
Distance: 10.5km (6.5 miles) circular
Duration: Allow 4 hours

Other trails

Tomnavoulin circular path

This is a short 1km (0.6 mile) walk through woodland around the village of Tomnavoulin. Start at the village green and head down the road towards the Tamnavolin Distillery. Before reaching the distillery turn right into the woods and follow the waymarked path, crossing over the main road, and circling back into Tomnavoulin behind the village green.

The Speyside Way spur

The Tomintoul spur of the Speyside Way is 24km (15 miles) long and runs from Tomintoul, through Glenlivet, joining the main path at Ballindalloch station, and is one of the most spectacular sections of this long distance route. Starting from Campdalmore car park at the north end of Tomintoul, the path climbs over the moors up to the panoramic viewpoint of Carn Daimh, before descending to the Glenlivet Distillery. From the distillery the route crosses the River Livet and continues over the Hill of Deskie, descending to Ballindalloch where it joins the main route at Cragganmore. At 12km the first section from Tomintoul to Glenlivet Distillery makes a lovely linear walk, taking in some spectacular views and fine scenery.

Long distance routes and hill tracks

Several old routes and rights of way radiate out across the hills from Glenlivet. During the 17th and 18th centuries many of these were formally used by whisky smugglers and ‘reivers’ (cattle thieves). They include:

  • 'Ladder Road' from the Braes of Glenlivet over the Ladder hills to Donside
  • 'Steplar Road' from the Suie in upper Glenlivet to the Cabrach
  • The track from the Lecht mine over Carn Dulack to Chapeltown
  • Old 'Peat Track' from Strathavon over the Cromdale hills
  • The route from Tomintoul to Dorback Lodge (via Bridge of Avon and Glen Brown)
  • Deeside route via Inchrory (upper Avonside) and Glengairn

Fingerpost signs mark every route at the principal access points. However, they’re not always waymarked along their length. The routes are often indistinct and pass through high, exposed areas. You should always make sure that you’re properly equipped and able to navigate your way along the route.

Location and map

Set in the stunning eastern Highlands of Scotland, there’s so much waiting to be discovered.

Shades or sou'wester?

  • Saturday 7 °C
  • Sunday 8 °C
  • Monday 2 °C
  • Tuesday 3 °C
  • Wednesday 5 °C

Visitor updates

Enjoy the outdoors but remember this is a working countryside. Check here for land management updates & diversions.