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Fochabers to Craigellachie

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A slightly more challenging day from Fochabers to Craigellachie through woodland and passing the base of Ben Aigen.  
Distance 20.6 km
5:45 h
392 m
345 m
293 m
38 m
Climb steeply as you leave Fochabers to be rewarded with expansive views over the Spey Valley and the Boat o’ Brig. Walk through a stretch of mixed forest and farmland before reaching the small village of Craigallachie. The Craigallachie Hotel boasts 550 malt whiskies behind its bar.
Highest point
293 m
Lowest point
38 m

Tips and hints

This walk appears in the following itineraries:

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WSSSW5

Start

Fochabers (head southwest to pick up the Way on West Street) (40 m)
Coordinates:
OS Grid
NJ 34559 58755
DD
57.614014, -3.097014
DMS
57°36'50.5"N 3°05'49.3"W
UTM
30V 494204 6385742
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Destination

Highlander Inn car park in Craigellachie

Turn-by-turn directions

These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with our traditional documentation. We have recently embarked on a conversion initiative to bring the two elements together, and this itinerary will be covered in due course.

In the meantime, using the two elements alongside each other should go a long way to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem free day.

Note


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Coordinates

OS Grid
NJ 34559 58755
DD
57.614014, -3.097014
DMS
57°36'50.5"N 3°05'49.3"W
UTM
30V 494204 6385742
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Rating

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Ynske Fawcett
July 30, 2018 · Community
Beautiful hike - looking over the Spey Valley. We often saw the route we’ve taken from the coast.
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Monday, 30 July 2018, 20:48
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Monday, 30 July 2018, 20:48
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Monday, 30 July 2018, 20:49
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Jay Dawson
May 30, 2018 · Community
Very nice hike, surprisingly quiet and peaceful
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Spey River 200 yards from end of hike
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River Fiddich
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Viewpoint near the highest elevation
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Photos from others

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Distance
20.6 km
Duration
5:45 h
Ascent
392 m
Descent
345 m
Highest point
293 m
Lowest point
38 m

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