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Moray Coastal Trail

Moray Coastal Trail ~ 42.5 miles (68.5 km) ~ 4 days' walking

Moray offers a stunning coastline with wide sandy beaches, dramatic cliffs, coastal formations and attractive fishing villages making it an excellent walking route – the Moray Coastal Trail. Beginning inland at the fine country town of Forres it soon reaches the coastline at Findhorn, famed for its eco-community, and thereafter crosses the forested part of the vast Burghead Bay.

From Burghead to Lossiemouth the trail provides outstanding clifftop walking with fine sea views before arriving at Spey Bay, renowned for the ship-building heritage of Buckie and a number of picturesque former fishing villages before ending at Cullen (home of the world famous Cullen Skink, a creamy, thick, smoked fish soup made with onions and potatoes), just over 72km from the start.  On a clear day you may even be lucky enough to catch a view of dolphins out at sea.

Forres at the start of the route has a rail station, but Cullen at the end has only a bus service that connects with Elgin, the nearest rail station, and continues to Aberdeen.

Along the way, local buses serve all the villages linked by the trail. Findhorn has a bus to Forres, whilst Burghead, Hopeman, Lossiemouth, Spey Bay, Portgordon and Buckie are all served by buses from Elgin.

This beautiful part of North East Scotland has much to offer and is still relatively undiscovered by walkers and outdoor enthusiasts. With its marvellous landscapes, rugged cliffs, caves, sheltered coves and sweeping stretches of sandy beaches, Moray has a coastline alive with wildlife that would be the envy of many other regions in Britain.

It is possible to add the Dava Way to the start of the Moray Coastal Trail or combine the walk with part of the Speyside Way to create a 95 mile (153km) circular route around Moray, known as the Moray Way.

Fill out our enquiry form if you are interested in walking the Moray Coastal Trail.

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Moray Coastal Trail ~ 42.5 miles (68.5 km) ~ 4 days' walking

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Fixed Price - £340 per person

Single supplement - £180

Included

  • 5 nights' accommodation for 2 people sharing in quality B&Bs, guest houses, inns and hotels. Rooms with shower/wc (where available)
  • Breakfast
  • Door to door baggage transfer - maximum 18 kg per bag
  • Rucksack Reader's Guide Book
  • Location details for each accommodation
  • Travel information to the start and from the finish of the walk
  • Suggested equipment list
  • Emergency support

Not Included

  • Evening meals, packed lunches and drinks
  • Travel insurance

Customise My Walk

 

You can see the Fixed Price stages in the table below, with the additional optional stages in brackets. So you can choose to walk further or shorter distances each day and complete the walk over more or fewer days. You may choose different types of accommodation, for example bunkhouses or hotels at some stages. You can also stay an extra night at any point on the route. If you don’t require overnight stays at the start and end of the walk, simply let us know at the time of booking. Explain any changes you require in the Comments section of the Enquiry Form. It is also possible to add the Dava Way to the start of the Moray Coastal Trail. We will recalculate the price of your holiday based on any changes you make and will confirm the price before any payment is requested. The final amount you pay may be lower or higher than our Fixed Price, depending on the options you choose.

Stages and Distances (Optional extra stages shown in brackets)
Forres
11.5 miles - 18.5 km
Burghead
3 miles - 5 km
(Hopeman)
6 miles - 9 km
Lossiemouth
9.5 miles - 15 km
(Garmouth)
6.5 miles - 11 km
Buckie
7 miles - 11 km
Cullen


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