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The Stone Age of Kemnay, Aberdeenshire
14/10/2017 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Walk & Talk, tea & cake will cover approximately 1 mile (in total) of walk through the village to then begin the climb up the Place Of Origin – a millennium ‘landscape as art project’ built to lead people to a vantage point from which the Kemnay quarry will be revealed in order to let viewers see the drama of the quarry without actually being exposed to the dangers of granite cliffs. The vantage point replicates the ‘blondins’ which were used to support cables across the quarry hole. This also makes a panoramic link with the village and surrounding landscape of fields, woods, fluvioglacial features and mountains.
Your guides will share their knowledge on the History of the Quarry – Andy Henderson, Geology of the landscape – Bill Henderson, Paths For All walking leader – Rob McKay returning you to the Village Hall for tea/coffee/cake and a display of photos connecting the development of the village to the Quarry.
Walking shoes required and outdoor clothing suitable for an October day in Scotland ! Not suitable for unmotorised wheelchair users as paths are rough chuckies and steep near the top. Access to a halfway vantage point may be an alternative, contact to enquire further.