Far have I been!

My Hame Toon Keith!

Keith is situated almost slap bang in the middle of the A96 between Aberdeen and Inverness. With a population of around 4500 people. I have lived in Keith more than half of my life and think I have walked every path and photographed every landmark and place of interest many times. I could make a long list of paths to walk and parts to visit but I will just tell you about a few of my favourites.

Falls of Tarnash

A great walk to explore is the Den woods, Falls of Tarnash and Dunnyduff woods you can make it a short wee walk of a couple miles or if you are feeling energetic you could put on your hiking boots and carry on up the Balloch hill. It is about a 10 miles round trip but totally worth it if the weather is good. Check out this link there are a great selection of walks to try. Keith – Moray Way

Summit of the Balloch

Keith has two train stations the main one that runs from Aberdeen to Inverness and The Keith Town Railway where you can take a trip on the Spirit of Speyside to Dufftown on the appropriately named Whisky Line Home – Keith and Dufftown Railway (keith-dufftown-railway.co.uk)

I haven’t gotten round to doing this yet but is on my list but does come highly recommended. You could jump on the train to Dufftown then rather than taking the train back you could walk the Isla way The Isla Way – Moray Ways

The Spirit of Speyside

Not far from the station is the very photogenic Strathisla Distillery that looks beautiful in all weathers the folks at Strathisla do a range of different tours from blending, tasting and walking tours . Even if whisky is not your thing it is still worth a visit. We did do a blending tour a few years back and it was a great afternoon out! https://www.maltwhiskydistilleries.com/strathisla/

Strathisla Distillery

There are quite a few lovely buildings in Keith the St Rufus Church is quite a notable one as you pass through Keith.

As well as the St Thomas’ Church with its copper dome and the town clock that dominates the main street and the sky line of Keith.

The Town Clock at sunrise

Keith is split in two by the Union bridge with Keith on one side and Fife-Keith on the other with the River Isla running through the middle. Just beside the Union bridge you will find the Auld Brig that dates back to 1609. There is nice wee area here that makes a great picnic location.

Dixy and Suzi at the Auld Brig

As I said earlier I could make a massive list of places but where is the fun in that make your own wee adventure and discoveries. If you do make a visit to Keith don’t forget to have look round some of our lovely independent shops we have as well as several cafes, takeaways and hotels if you are looking for somewhere to eat or even stay!

Fife Keith

For more information on Keith I have posted some useful links below with more information.

Keith and District Heritage Group (kadhg.org.uk)

The Moray Town of Keith – InKeith.com

Thank you for reading Tracy x

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