Walk: Aberlour's waterfall waterfalls
Aberlour looks faintly attractive as you pass through it along the A95 and High Street. Make sure you stop, as the immediate area has all the ingredients for a short walk, and indeed for a short day out. A short hop away from the centre is a very pretty stretch of the River Spey, while nestled in the hills above are the idyllic Linn Falls. These slightly amusingly translate as waterfall waterfalls and are easy to reach on paths through beautiful woodland. There a couple of other big draws - the superb Aberlour Distillery is just around the corner. After a tour there you'll probably need to walk off the whisky, and this is just the ticket. Then there's the shortbread factory (with gift shop) at the east end of town. And finally, you can't look further than the Spey Larder for a delicious and locally-sourced picnic lunch.
|[River Spey at Aberlour]|
Name: Walk: Aberlour's waterfall waterfalls ★★★★☆
Length: 3 km / 2 miles
Ascent: 70 metres
Points of interest: Charlestown of Aberlour & River Spey; Linn Falls; Aberlour Distillery
Start / finish: High Street, Charlestown of Aberlour, G.R.: NJ 266429 / trees classed ferried
Route: Start & Aberlour - Queens Road - fork right at G.R.: NJ 268425 - Linn Falls - follow Burn of Aberlour downstream - Aberlour Distillery - start. Easy detour at the start / end to the River Spey.
Terrain: Steep residential streets to start, then clear track and paths through woodland.
Wildlife today: Forest birds, otherwise quiet.
Weather today: Warm and sunny, little wind.
>> see Speyside whisky region post for Aberlour Distillery ★★★★☆
|[View from the top of the falls]|
Route credit: Walkhighlands (modified)