Drumin Circular Path

PLEASE NOTE - FOOTBRIDGE ON RIVERSIDE SECTION WASHED AWAY SO RIVERSIDE PATH CANNOT BE USED TO RETURN TO DRUMIN CASTLE. View map here

Route: A very enjoyable walk along riverside and through woodland, passing by the restored ruins of Drumin Castle.
Distance: 3km (2 miles) circular
Duration: Allow 1-2 hours
Start: Drumin Castle car park (Strathavon): NJ 185 304

From the castle car park turn right and head away from the river and up the road. This wooded bank with its fine ash and elm trees is covered with snowdrops in the spring. At the top of the hill turn left onto the road for 200m then right onto the track into Drumin woods. Follow the track into the woods past the old sawmill yard before turning left onto a smaller path between the trees. Continue along this path as it meanders between the gorse and heather beneath the Scot’s Pine trees, before emerging onto a road. Turn right onto the road and keep straight ahead through a gate and on into the edge of another woodland.

The path follows along the edge of the woodland and there are lovely views down across the farmland toward the River Livet. The path then crosses between fields and drops down, passing by the Glenlivet primary school, where you turn right onto a small path opposite the school. Emerging on the edge of the road turn left here* to follow the road back to the car park below Drumin Castle (no waymarking along road). 

(*Prior to losing the bridge the walk crossed the road here and passed through a gate to follow the riverside section of the walk) 

Shades or sou'wester?

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  • Wednesday 17 °C
  • Thursday 16 °C
  • Friday 18 °C
  • Saturday 19 °C

Location and map

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