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|Author: Mattreed, Published: 05 Aug 2012||Walk rating : Rating:|
|A leisurely circular walk from the Rothiemurchus visitor centre just North of Aviemore. The first half is along a minor road/path, then head right into the Rothiemurchus forest to Loch Eilean. The walk then heads onwards through the forest onto the B970 which takes you back to the visitor centre.|
Rothiemurchus is situated a mere 30-minute walk from Aviemore or 5 minutes by car, about 2 miles from the main A9 road from Perth to Inverness. PH22 1QH.
|Start to Rothiemurchus path|
Start point: 57.1757 lat, -3.8172 long
From the Rothiemurchus visitor centre, cross over the road (B970) and 200 metres along a concrete cycle path heading south-east on the right side of the road. Turn off of the cycle path and take a right hand turn along a very quiet lane.
|Rothiemurthus path to Lake|
Start point: 57.1688 lat, -3.811 long
Walking along the lane you will meet a parking bay on the right and a sign for the Rothiemurthus Estate walk which heads off along a track through woodland on the right. Head along this path which can be very muddy at times.
|Lake to Milton cottage|
Start point: 57.1635 lat, -3.8208 long
Continue on past the lake on the path through the Rothiemurchus forest until you get to Milton cottage.
|Milton cottage to The Polchar|
Start point: 57.1615 lat, -3.8303 long
Go past Milton cottage and continue on the path until you get to another lane. Turn right here and head along the lane until you reach The Polchar, an activity centre.
|The Polchar to Inverdruie|
Start point: 57.1641 lat, -3.8346 long
At the Polcher, turn right onto the B970 and head along the road which crosses over the Milton burn, back to Inverdruie.
|Inverdruie to End|
Start point: 57.1749 lat, -3.8203 long
Go through Inverdruie (although there is nothing to signify that you are there) and at a fork in the road take the right hand fork back to the Rothiemurchus visitor centre.
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The information in this guide has been provided in good faith and is intended only as a guide, not a statement of fact. You are advised to check the accuracy of the information provided and should not use this guide for navigational directions nor should you rely on the accuracy of the weather forecast. You are advised to take appropriate clothing, footwear, equipment and navigational materials with you according to the current and possible weather and nature of the terrain. Always follow the country code and follow any additional warnings or instructions that may be available. Some walks may be very strenuous and you are advised to seek medical advice if you have any doubts as to your capability to complete the walk.
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