Nethy Bridge has been enjoying a recent heat wave and whilst walking the ‘Castle Roy circuit’ we were delighted to see that Murdo, the Castle Roy Guardian in Chief, was being well cared for with his own sun umbrella!
Castle Roy is a 12th century fortress on the North side of Nethy Bridge built by the Clan Comyn. It is a simple 4 sided stronghold that remains unaltered.
To visit both the castle and Murdo, the local ‘Heilan coo’, why not walk the ‘Castle Roy circuit’ which is 3.5 miles long and follows a variety of paths in the Nethy Bridge woods. The Visitor Information Centre has trail maps or you can download the route from https://my.viewranger.com/route/details/Mjc2Nw==?ref=