Walk: Tomintoul taster

Moray | Tomintoul | Short walk | ★★

[The Victor Gaffney viewpoint is a great vantage point for Strath Avon, high Cairngorms beyond]

Tomintoul probably won't ever win any awards for beauty itself, but it deserves some recognition as the highest village of any size in the Highlands. And it sits amongst marvellous surroundings: the wilderness of the high Cairngorms to the south, the Ladder Hills to the east and the Hills of Cromdale to the north. Exploring this region often calls for major expeditions, but this short circuit around the village could be a good introduction to the area, marked out by the Glenlivet Estate. Distant but tantalising views of high mountains will soon have you poring over the map and planning more serious trips.

[The marshland around the Conglass Water is good for spotting wading birds in season]

📌 Walk: Tomintoul taster ★★
Start / finish at The Square (A939) (street parking), Tomintoul village centre, G.R.: NJ 169187 ///flask.gurgling.bill

▶ 4 km / 2 mi | ▲ 70 m | ⌚ Short | Easy
Features: Tomintoul; Conglass Water; Victor Gaffney viewpoint
Terrain: Excellent paths, some track sections.

Route & map

Start & Tomintoul - Spooky Wood - A939 / B9008 junction - Conglass Water - Speyside Way (Tomintoul Spur) - Victor Gaffney viewpoint - Cults - start

Route credit: Glenlivet Estate (modified)
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On our visit

Wildlife: Cows and sheep.
Weather: Quite cloudy but dry with some blue sky around. Fresh snow on Cairngorm plateau.


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