Ghost Towns - deserted settlements in Strathavon

Extra event - 1st walk on Saturday June 17 fully booked

The walk with local history expert Dr John Barrett will take a full day to explore a historic landscape in Strathavon. Until the first decades of the nineteenth century this area was densely populated with townships and supported a thriving economy based upon cattle-rearing and whisky manufacture. Settlement and farming practice was radically altered by Improvement (during the period 1760 - 1840) – and also by subsequent use of the land for sporting purposes. However fascinating remains of early modern townships can still be seen. The walk will explore and explain these remains of a lost culture.

Note: This walk is mostly on estate tracks and grass, there are a couple of small streams to cross and a couple of fences to negotiate.

Meet: Queen's View car park; Grid ref: NJ165184

Duration: 6.5 hours

Distance: 11 miles

Difficulty: 4 (Moderate+)

Bring: Walking-boots, waterproofs, camera, binoculars, packed lunch, drinks (OS explorer map number 404 'Braemar, Tomintoul & Glen Avon').  

This event has already taken place.

Please come again next year.

Diane Smith
Mobile: 07764-615517

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