Outdoor Activities

Drumin Circular path

Drumin Castle

3km/2miles Allow 1-2 hours

It is unlikely that livestock will be encountered on this walk although there is a possibility of sheep on the final section

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From the castle car park turn right and head away from the river and up the road. This wooded bank with its fine ash and elm trees is covered with snowdrops in the spring. At the top of the hill turn left onto the road for 200m then right onto the track into Drumin woods. Follow the track into the woods past the old sawmill yard before turning left onto a smaller path between the trees. Continue along this path as it meanders between the gorse and heather beneath the Scot’s Pine trees, before emerging onto a road. Turn right onto the road and keep straight ahead through a gate and on into the edge of another woodland.

The path follows along the edge of the woodland and there are lovely views down across the farmland toward the River Livet. The path then crosses between fields and drops down, passing by the Glenlivet primary school, where you turn right onto a small path opposite the school. Emerging on the edge of the road. 

Cross over and pass through the pedestrian gate following the path along the river.  There are some well placed benches along this stretch with great views of the water and riparian woodland.  Eventually the river is crossed by means of a large wooden footbridge and the path continues along the opposite side of the river.  On this section, dippers, wagtails, herons and ducks may be seen and again there are multiple benches for enjoying river views.  Continue to the final gate back on to steps leading on to the road.  Turn left and cross the bridge back to the starting point.