Isla Way

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Start: Dufftown
Grid Ref: NJ324399
Distance: 13 miles (21 km)
 
Climbing: 440 metres
Walk time: 5-6 hours
Days: 1

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: The Isla Way is a route in Moray which links the distillery towns of Dufftown and Keith through a variety of terrain including woodland, minor roadways and rural paths. From Dufftown which was established by James Duff, 4th Earl Fife, as housing for soldiers returning home from the Napoleonic War the walk generally follows the path of the River Isla though there are a couple of climbs from the river valley over hills. Initially the route of the Speyside Way is followed past Dufftown Distillery before the Spey is left by heading east and skirting Wood of Kinivie Plantation on the north side of Scaut Hill (364m). After clearing the Wood of Kinivie the Isla Way drops back to the valley at Lochpark and continues on the valley to Drummuir where the castle and St Fumac's Well are set. After Drummuir the way climbs across fields to Mains of Towiebeg before a roadway is followed back down to Mill of Towie and Bridge of Auchindachy before climbing by roadway over Lowrie Bridge and down into the town of Keith.

Useful Links:
Walk Highlands Isla Way
Moray Ways Walks
Long Distance Walkers Association


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