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Castlelaw Abernethy

Includes a visit of Castlelaw Hillfort and Abernethy Round Tower.

  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • From 10 British pounds
  • Inn Close Car Park, Abernethy

Service Description

The tour will start in the village of Abernethy, where after a safety briefing we will walk through winding lanes and along the Nethy Burn. We then need walk along a road and cross it to get to Castlelaw. We will climb a steep path up to a viewing point, from which you will get a view over Strathearn and the Tay Estuary and I will explain the significance of this location. From there, we will head straight up to the hillfort, which features a timber-laced wall and a nearby pond with a folk tale to go with it. After I explain the exotic connections of the fort, we will descend and head back into Abernethy. Your tour will wrap up at the Kirk of St Bride, which features a round tower and I will tell you about the Norman invasion and the religious significance of the site, before heading back to the car park. Things to consider: Please wear sensible and firm footwear, such as walking boots or sneakers / running shoes. Wearing inappropriate footwear, such as flip flops, will lead to the tour being denied for safety reasons. From 5°C onwards ticks can start to come out, so if possible please wear long garments, boots or shoes with no skin showing or spray-on protection. Wearing sandals, shorts or skirts increases your risk of being bitten. Please check yourself thoroughly after (and possibly also during) the tour! Families are welcome! There are some steep edges around the hillforts, so please take care when approaching them and supervise children! Since the tours are in-depth and the terrain is steep and potentially dangerous, the recommended age for children to participate is 8 years and older. The minimum age for children is 6 years old and each child under 8 must be accompanied by one adult. The terrain can be very uneven, so take care! Your guide carries a first-aid-kit and is a certified first-aider, in case that something should happen. The walks are long, so please bring some hydration (and food if required)! If you bring your dog, please keep him on a lead! The terrain is very steep in places, walking sticks are recommended. Castlelaw is very dangerous in icy conditions. The tour may be cancelled if it is deemed too unsafe and you will receive a refund. Unfortunately, there is no wheelchair access. There are no toilet facilities available during the tour, but there is a public toilet in Abernethy Museum during opening hours. Duration: 2.5-3.5 hours Tour length: 2.5 miles Grading: Moderate-Hard / Level 3-4

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Cancellation Policy

You can cancel your tour up to 2 hours before it is due.

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