Braes of Glenlivet

Location: Chapeltown  Distance/approximate duration: 15km/3-4hrs  Price Code: C

If following in the footsteps of whisky smugglers takes your fancy this unashamedly rough hill run is right up your street. Away from the hustle and bustle of the Cairngorm summits we’ll climb up onto the Ladder Hills via old smugglers routes, and navigate our way through peat hags to reach good running on the ridge. Along the top we are likely to see mountain hares and buzzards alongside the chance to glimpse other, rarer species. A steep descent then brings us down past a ruined crofting township and a secret seminary. This run is dependant on weather conditions and an alternative run may be offered if RunSpeyside considers it appropriate.

 

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