Secrets of Spynie - A Paddle and a Plod

This journey focuses on the Story of Moray and looks back in time to when Spynie Palace was the main seaport for Elgin. We start with an overview then make a journey by foot and by voyageur canoe to Spynie Palace. The walk route is straight forward starting at the Spynie Canal (Gilston) walking over farmland and through open woodland land to the site of the old ferry point then on to Spynie Palace (3.2km). The story of the Spynie Canal, the land and its people is told during a unique canoe journey from Gilston to the old railway bridge (2.3km) from where there is ½ km walk to the Palace. Groups meet up at the Palace for a guided tour, ‘ a wee secret’ stop and swap over for the return journey.

Meet and End Point: Gilston Bridge Layby, Grid Ref NJ204662

Duration: 4 hr 15 min

Distance: 3.2km walk and 2.3km paddle

Difficulty: 2 (Easy+)

Notes:  Wear sturdy boots. Bring waterproof jacket and trousers, something to eat and drink and a day sack to carry items.
If cold weather is anticipated, wear warm clothing and bring a hat and gloves.  Bring a Camera.  All equipment for the voyageur canoe journey will be provided (buoyancy aid, paddle, dry bags).

Age Limit: 16 and over

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Iain Jamieson
15 Shore Street
Lossiemouth, Moray
IV30 6PB, United Kingdom
Tel: 01343 546921
Mobile: 07723-341659

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