Another contender for highest village in the Highlands, Tomintoul sits at 1,165 feet above sea level on the northern slopes of the Cairngorm Mountains. Coming from the Gaelic word meaning “the mound of the barn” or “the barn knoll”, Tomintoul was founded in the late 1700s and is a great example of a 18th century Scottish planned village.
Choose from 6 walks around the area including the Bridge of Avon Link and walk through woodland and farmland to the Old Bridge of Avon, lasting around 2 hours. While the Tomintoul Circular Walk gives fine views of the surrounding landscape in Tomintoul and opportunities to see wader birds in spring.
The Tomintoul Trails leaflet gives you details on all 6 walks including maps and further information about the area.
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