Details of Next Walks
All these walks start at 11am, and remember to bring a picnic lunch. While every effort is made to look after walkers, each is responsible for their own safety. All are welcome – just turn up in good time. Children and dogs are welcome but need to be under adult supervision.
Saturday 13th July: Portsoy to Sandend
Starting Point: The Harbour, Portsoy. Enter Portsoy from the east, and just round sharp left bend take road to right signposted to Harbour. Go to harbour and park there – remember and put your handbrake on! Route: from Portsoy Harbour by path round top of cliffs to end of Sandend beach; then return to Portsoy by tracks and minor roads. Distance:4½ miles. You might like to spend some time in Portsoy where there is the Portsoy Marble shop, coffee shop, Loch Soy etc.
Saturday 10th August: Aviemore to Boat of Garten (meet at 10.50am)
Starting Point: Take A95 Grantown road. Less than a mile before Gran-town turn left on B970 signposted Coylumbridge/Nethybridge. Go through Nethybridge, and in about 4 miles turn right at signpost for Boat of Garten. The main road through the village turns at right angles to the left, and then to the right. After this look out for Andersons Restaurant on left and bus stop nearby, and park where you can. Bus: from Boat of Garten we take 11.03 bus to Aviemore. Get off bus at Burnside South bus stop (get up at “Welcome to Aviemore” _sign). Route: from outskirts of Aviemore by Spey-side Way to Boat of Garten. Distance: 5½ miles. Walk is mainly level, and paths are good. Bring picnic. Boots or strong footwear.
Please bring picnic lunch. For further details contact David (871906) or Jimmy (881707). Check exact time of bus from Boat of Garten nearer time.
Saturday 8th June: Tomintoul Country Walk
Starting Point: Entering Tomintoul on the B9008 from Tomnavoulin turn right, and then turn left into Tomintoul Car Park beside the Old Fire Station Tea Room.
Distance: Country Walk 5 miles Route: Follow west bank of the Avon, cross bridge and return on east side (or walk back the way we came). We pass the Queen’s Viewpoint.