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Cairngorms Nature Festival - Drumin - Twinflower, a Tower House and a Riverside Stroll - 20th May 2023 18.30 - 21.30

Drumin Castle

Drumin - Twinflower, a Tower House and a Riverside Stroll | The Cairngorms Nature Festival 

Come along for an evening stroll along the banks of the River Livet, through woodland which is home to the rare Twinflower and finishing with spectacular views from Drumin Castle.

Join the Glenlivet Estate Ranger for a guided walk on a on circular trail with detours to Drumin Castle and Twinflower translocation site. This walk follows a beautiful section of the River Livet where dippers, wagtails and other riparian wildlife are often seen. It will visit woodland which contains the rare Twinflower, where we will look for the plant and hear about the translocation project we are working on in conjunction with Plantlife and Cairngorms National Park. We will then finish up at Drumin Castle hearing a little of its history and enjoy the views across the surrounding hills.

Information for attendees

This is a three mile mostly gentle walk, however, there are a few moderate slopes. Most of the walk will be on tracks but some can be muddy and uneven. Wear sturdy footwear and clothing suitable for the conditions. Bring binoculars and cameras if you have them.

This event is free, but donations to Plantlife are welcome on the day.


There are steps and off-track sections so this walk is not suitable for wheeled access. For specific accessibility enquiries, please contact Mark at

Parking and public transport

There is free parking at Drumin Castle Car Park.

Unfortunately, this event can’t be accessed by public transport.


There are no toilets on the walk.

The closest public toilets are on Back Lane in Tomintoul which is 10 miles away or a 20 minute drive. Alternatively, there are public toilets in Albert Place Car Park in Dufftown which is 13 miles away or a 25 minute drive.


Dogs on leads welcome.

Booking information

Booking information to come – watch this space!


Saturday 20 May 2023, 18:30 - 21:30


This event is free.


Drumin Castle Car Park
Glenlivet, AB37 9AN