Culloden to Edinburgh - September 8-14, 2013
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Culloden to Edinburgh - September 8-14, 2013

Introduction

Historical ThemeCastlesGardensAncient ManModerate Walking

Travel through Scotland's turbulent and intriguing history while enjoying the contrasting and rich scenery of the Central Highlands arriving finally in Edinburgh, the ancient capital.

From Culloden Moor where Highland life changed forever, to the mountainous splendour of the Cairngorm National Park, then the dramatic contrasts of the lower hills, glens and forests, we see ancient standing stones and pass scenes of historic conflicts. We explore the estate of the Dukes of Atholl and visit their ancient family home, Blair Castle, set in the most beautiful grounds, with an option of seeing how Scotland's malt whisky is made in a nearby distillery. We finish our journey in Edinburgh first with a walk down the Royal Mile followed by a climb to the top of Arthur's Seat for panoramic views of the capital city of Scotland.

As for refreshment, we will dine on the freshest Scottish produce including salmon and local Angus beef and - to finish on a high note - we will enjoy a private whisky tasting evening.

Walk Summary

Date 08-SEP-13 - 14-SEP-13
Trip

6 nights

Terrain
Moderate

Walk Rating: Moderate. Gentle hill walking, woodland tracks, well laid trails. Options for more or less vigorous walking. 8-12 miles Walking per day.

Price

Walk begins at Culloden with arrival at Inverness and ends in Edinburgh with departure from Edinburgh.

Walk Itinerary

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Photo Gallery

Culloden House Hotel Culloden Battlefield Monument on the Culloden Battlefield Clava Cairn - Prehistoric Burial Site View of a Glen Walk Leader and Manager - Bill and Morag - at the top of the Cairngorms Ptarmigan\'s View from the Caringorms Henrietta Ferguson, Owner of Killiecrankie House, and personal friend of The Wayfarers greets us warmly on arrival. Killiecrankie House Hotel from the garden. Blair Castle A piper at Blair Castle The pond garden at Blair Castle The Great Hall at Blair Castle Birnam Oak Dunkeld Cathedral Blackspout Waterfall The smallest distillery in Scotland! The Edradour Edinburgh with storm clouds. Walking up Arthur\'s Seat View from the top of Arthur\'s Seat

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