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Craigellachie to Ballindalloch

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A relaxed walk beside the River Spey through the wooded valley and passing through mixed farmland. 
Distance 19.7 km
8:00 h
69 m
15 m
Start your day following a section of the River Spey before passing close to Aberlour where you may wish to divert to visit the town’s distillery. From there it's a pleasant walk to reach the hamlet of Ballindalloch.
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Author
Catherine Allan 
Update: September 18, 2019
Highest point
153 m
Lowest point
84 m

Tips and hints

This walk appears in the following itineraries:

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Start

Highlander Inn car park in Craigellachie (94 m)
Coordinates:
OS Grid
NJ 28814 45004
DD
57.489652, -3.189114
DMS
57°29'22.7"N 3°11'20.8"W
UTM
30V 488663 6371909
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Destination

Ballindalloch

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


all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

OS Grid
NJ 28814 45004
DD
57.489652, -3.189114
DMS
57°29'22.7"N 3°11'20.8"W
UTM
30V 488663 6371909
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
  • Blister kit
  • 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

5.0
(1)
Jay Dawson
June 02, 2018 · Community
Very pleasant hike along an old railway line.
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View of Spey from Aberlour
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Along the Way
Photo: Jay Dawson, Community
Coming into Cragganmore
Photo: Jay Dawson, Community

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View of Spey from Aberlour
Along the Way
Coming into Cragganmore

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Distance
19.7 km
Duration
8:00 h
Ascent
69 m
Descent
15 m

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