Walk: Aberlour's waterfall waterfalls

Moray | Aberlour | Short walk | ★★★★

[Linn Falls]

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]

📌 Walk: Aberlour's waterfall waterfalls ★★★★
Start / finish on High Street (A95) (street parking), Charlestown of Aberlour village centre, G.R.: NJ 266429 ///trees.classed.ferried

▶ 3 km / 2 mi | ▲ 70 m | ⌚ Short | Easy
Features: Charlestown of Aberlour & River Spey; Linn Falls; Aberlour Distillery ★★★★
Terrain: Steep residential streets to start, then clear track and paths through woodland.

Route & map

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 (not marked on map).

Route credit: Scotland Off the Beaten Track
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On our visit

Wildlife: Forest birds, otherwise quiet.
Weather: Warm and sunny, little wind.

Also on this walk

📌 Linn Falls (Aberlour) ★★★
Off High Street (A95), Charlestown of Aberlour village centre, G.R.: NJ 265419 ///skate.with.types
Always open | Free

💬 If not doing the full route, quickest access to the falls is from the High Street (street parking immediately to east) at G.R.: NJ 264427 ///spine.spells.durations. From here it's a 15-min walk upstream to the waterfall on a clear, signposted footpath along the left bank of the burn.

[View from the top of the falls]


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