Glenlivet Hill Trek
Blairfindy Keepers Cottage
During the mid 18th and 19th centuries Glenlivet the ‘Hidden Glen’was the illicit whisky distilling and smuggling capitol of the world. The area is immersed in history, heritage and folklore of a bygone age when smugglers and gaugers (excise men) took part in a never ending game of cat and mouse, the smugglers to conceal their whisky stills and the excisemen to discover and confiscate their wares. We at Glenlivet Hill Trek offer a selection of unique guided nature and whisky smuggling themed treks amongst the heather hilltops of beautiful Glenlivet Estate, Morayshire, Scotland where the history and folklore unfolded. From the comfort and safety of our fleet of low ground pressure environmentally friendly Argocat 8 wheel drive vehicles, we will transport you seemlessly through the history and folklore to areas of outstanding scenic beauty relevant to the past and present whisky industry. Add to the enjoyment of your day with one of our delicious picnics of Scottish fayre taken within our renovated stone and oak ‘Smugglers’bothy sited on the slopes of Carn Liath.
“To Softly Tread Where Only Nature Has Been Before”
We are situated on the hillside above the Glenlivet Distillery, Morayshire, Scotland. Head for the Glenlivet (Minmore) Distillery post code AB37 9DB which is well signposted from every direction. Once at the Distillery complex drive straight through the premises past a row of white houses on your right. Continue 500 metres to the top of the hill and turn right at the ‘T’ junction there. After a further 300 metres on your left there is a small car park area signposted Glenlivet Hill Trek Meeting Point post code AB37 9DJ. A warm welcome to real whisky country from our driver/guides is assured.