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Moray Walking Festival Drumin – Twinflower, a Tower House, and a Riverside Stroll Tuesday 18th June 2024 @ 18.00 - 20.30

Drumin Castle

Date: Tue, 18 June 2024

Time: 18:00 - 20:30

Cost: £10.00

Distance: 3 miles / 4.8 km

Grade: Moderate (info)

Leader: Mark Johnston

Dogs: Yes, well behaved dogs are welcome

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An evening stroll along the Livet with an opportunity to search for the rare Twinflower and discuss it’s translocation programme. We will finish at the 14th Century Drumin Castle.

Join the Estate Ranger for an evening wander along the River Livet and a chance to spot riparian and woodland wildlife.

We will detour to see the rare and elusive Twinflower. Growing almost exclusively in the native Caledonian pine forests of Scotland, Twinflower has suffered as these magnificent forests have been lost. There was one remaining population on Glenlivet, and we have added it to this with a translocation project.

We will look at both sites and discuss the work we have done.

We will then finish up at the ruins of Drumin Castle, a tower house from the 14th century, where we can explore up to the first floor and look at the walled garden, which contains an orchard managed by the local Primary School.

Most of the walk is on a waymarked trail with good paths, however a section will pass through the woodland and may involve some wetter areas and scrambling over fallen trees. There are a couple of short sections on the road.

It is essential participants wear or carry suitable clothing that reflects the potential weather. Items to be considered include multiple layers, waterproofs, sturdy walking boots, hats, gloves, insect repellent, and sunscreen.

There are no toilet facilities at the start/end point or on the walk.


Drumin Castle Car Park

Glenlivet,AB37 9AN