This area of Speyside has been populated for the past 5,000 years with evidence of Neolithic, Bronze and Iron Age settlement.

Stories by the Way focuses on the past 1,600 years with a mix of History, Myth and Legends from this period. Some are sad, some funny, some frightening, but all drawn from the real lives of the people who lived here

 

Walk 1 Twa Kirks

 A gentle riverside walk between the Village Square and the ruins of the ancient Kirk o St. Drostan. Stories from 1500 years of local History, Myth and Legend. Picts, Vikings, Jacobites, devastating Floods, Witch Trials and Water Beasties all feature. Were the lives of the Scottish clansmen and women as romantic as some would have us believe?                            

 (Group maximum 10 people)                   

                 

Walk 2 Glenallachie  

A picturesque waterside walk by the Lour burn and Linn Falls. Natural woodland and scenic views of Ben Rinnes are to be found on this route. Return to village via the mysterious Fairy Knowe where Hatton the fairmer spent a year and a day among the wee folk who lived there.

 (Group maximum 10 people)  

 

Walk 3 Aberlour Orphanage Trail

The Aberlour Orphanage was a part of life here from1875 until it closed in 1967 Over 6,000 children spent their early years in the Orphanage and its legacy is still with us. Hear how it developed through the years and about its place in the history of childrens services in Scotland.

(Group maximum 10 people)     

                                                    

The Orphanage Trail is endorsed by The Aberlour Childcare Trust, one of Scotland's main children's charities with services throughout Scotland.

 

To arrange a time to suit your plans, contact Ben                  

 Mobile:       07484280626 

email:          ben@stories-by-the-way.co.uk 

Website:      www.stories-by-the-way.co.uk

Participant evaluation of the Moray Walking and Outdoor Festival 2017

Top notch. Particularly enjoyed the chap from Aberlour. Would like  to recommend him to others.      

Excellent well researched tours by Ben     Bill Morgan. (Aberlour)

Dear Ben..........many thanks for the morning spent with you on 14th. May - four hours of amazing scenery and wonderful stories.                Libby & Jenni (Essex)

Thank you to Ben for such an interesting storytelling walk around Aberlour on Tuesday - fascinating stories told in such an enjoyable way!            Babs Spicer

A great walk in Aberlour on Sunday with a very knowledgable story teller. Finished the walk with amazing scones and a cup of tea at the old station cafe. Would highly recommend it.                                                         Carol MacDonald

 Enjoyed the stories a lot, especially the history ones. Thanks for all your efforts and research.                                                                                     David Binney

 

 

 

 

 

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Dufftown Autumn Whisky Festival 2018

Heather Cruikshank - Well done Ben. I’m sure your stories go down a treat

Dufftown Whisky Festivals -  Indeed they did, Heather. Ben really knows his stuff and has a great way of bringing stories to life. His impression of a kelpie just has to be heard ☺

Libby Davis - We had a great time on a walk with Ben , he is an amazing story teller & guide

Kara Allen - What a really delightful afternoon spent with Ben. It was certainly one of the highlights of our experience here in the Highlands of Scotland. Thank you very much Ben for sharing your stories and your knowledge with my husband and I and the rest of our group.

Dufftown Whisky Festivals - Hi Kara, it's Sue you met on the walk here. I'm so glad you enjoyed the walk with Ben. It really was great. Enjoy the rest of your trip. Lovely to meet you both. Sue