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Isla Marathon Walk


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Slow Marathon, co-concepted with Ethiopian artist Mihret Kebede in 2012, is an annual marathon length walking event, always leading to Huntly. Celebrating the human pace, it is both an endurance event as well as a poetic act that brings together friendship, physical activity and an appreciation of our varied landscape.

This marathon length walk was first tested during the annual Huntly Walking without Walls Slow Marathon in April 2018. It leads us along the River Isla from a place near Dufftown via Keith to Huntly. On the way, we will see many different features of natural and historic interest, including Loch Park, Bitrophie church, Balloch and Bin forest, as well as the White Wood – a living monument to peace.

Note: while this route is relatively easy terrain, a marathon length walk is a strenuous undertaking. Good fitness is required.