Walking in Glenlivet and the Cairngorms

The stunning scenery of Glenlivet and the Cairngorms is accessible to walkers of all abilities. From an after dinner stroll around a woodland walk to a serious expedition into the central Cairngorms, there is something here for everyone.

Whatever trails you choose you will be walking in the footsteps of the former inhabitants of Glenlivet and the Cairngorms. Whisky Smugglers, Reivers, Red Coats and Roman Catholics all trod these paths in times gone by.

Waymarked Paths

With over one hundred miles of waymarked trails there is something here for everyone. Whether a short stroll round one of our community walks or an escape into the hills the scenery and landscapes are absolutely magnificent. Read more about Glenlivet Estate's waymarked paths here...

The Whisky Roads

Follow in the footsteps of former whisky smugglers who traversed the Ladder Hills in days gone by with hardy ponies carrying the water of life to cities in the south. Walk on trails and hill tracks used by 'reivers' (cattle thieves) during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

Tomintoul and Glenlivet Walking Festival

Tomintoul and Glenlivet Walking Festival

Join us at the 'friendly festival' from the 8th - 14th September 2010, on some spectacular walks in The Cairngorms National Park.

Wild Farm Walk

Wild Farm Walk

Visit our friendly reindeer, watch our iron age pigs root for their food, see our beautiful timid fallow deer and tiny Soay sheep around our Glenlivet farm.

Hill Walking

With many of Scotlands highest mountains within easy reach, Glenlivet and the Cairngorms is a Mecca for hill walkers.


Guided Walks

Why not hire a guide to help you discover the diverse landscapes and rich cultural heritage of Glenlivet and the Cairngorms?

Guided walks are available throughout the year on a variety of themes including wildlife, whisky, the natural world, rare farm breeds and the lives and times of former inhabitants of Glenlivet. Many of these are low level walks that do not require a high degree of fitness.

Or hire a fully qualified mountain leader to guide you safely onto the arctic plateaux and high tops of the central Cairngorms - one of the most challenging and rewarding walking environments in the United Kingdom.

Why not visit during the second week of September for the Tomintoul and Glenlivet Walking Festival. Spectacular walks in the Cairngorms National Park will be on offer for all ages and abilities. Each day there will be 2 - 3 walks and 2 mountain bike journeys covering many summits including Ben Macdui, Ben Avon, The Cromdales and Ladder Hills. Talks, informal social events, a dinner and ceilidh will be laid on in the evenings.

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