Moray Coast Trail

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Start: Forres
Grid Ref: NJ036588
Distance: 45 miles (72 km)
Climbing: 550 metres
Walk time: 18-23 hours
Days: 3-5

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: The Moray Coast Trail consists of 45 miles of walking on a mix of sand and shingle beach, coastal paths, quiet roads and old railways. The views to be enjoyed are those across coves, beaches and skerries to the waters of the Moray Firth and the North Sea. Travelling from west to east, it passes the following settlements: Forres, Kinloss, Findhorn, Burghead, Hopeman, Lossiemouth, Spey Bay, Portgordon, Buckie, Findochty, Portknockie, Cullen. Places of note along the route are the Covesea Skerries Lighthouse and Bow Fiddle Rock. It connects with the Speyside Way at Spey Bay, and the Dava Way at Forres. The Moray Firth is one of the most important places on the British coast for observing dolphins and whales. The most common species are the Bottlenose Dolphin and the Harbour Porpoise with occasional sightings of Common dolphin and Minke Whale. So keep a close eye out. You never know what might pop up.

Useful Links:
Moray Coast Trail Guide Book
BHS Scotland Route Guide (PDF)
Walk Highlands
Long Distance Walkers Association

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