Read More. Animal lovers have been scouring Elgin and its surrounding area for a newly-rehomed dog who has gone missing. Youngsters at a Forres primary school are enjoying their gym classes even more thanks to their former cohorts. Police in the north-east are warning motorists about difficult driving conditions this morning. Staff at a museum of national importance fear they will be closing the doors for the final time this month after its funding was slashed. A Moray park became the venue for an apple juice production chain as a charity showcased the benefits of locally-grown produce.
A multiple AA rosette and Michelin award-winning chef thrilled crowds at a Caithness food festival this weekend. A team of Moray fighter jet pilots have been deployed with the Royal Malaysian Air Force as part of a high-level training exercise.
Keith and Cullen residents will have the opportunity to elect a new councillor at a by-election next month. It is the Scottish staple which is traditionally sipped slowly with little more than a cube of ice or dash of water added after being decanted out of a glass bottle. Police are appealing for information following a serious car crash in Moray last night. Studying online can be a lonely way of completing a qualification - but Rebecca Poyner threw herself into college life.
A paedophile caught with indecent images of children has been spared prison in the hope he can be rehabilitated in the community. Hundreds of students had their moment in the limelight yesterday yesterday at graduation ceremonies in Inverness and Elgin. The Line to Hopeman: Map C 5. The Hopeman Ridge: Map D 6.
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Lossiemouth: Map E 7. Spey Bay to Buckie: Map H 9.
Strathlene to Portknockie: Map I The Moray Coast has great variety in scenery and setting, and you will always be rewarded wherever you are on the path with great views out over the Moray Firth. The coastline has great wilderness quality with imposing cliffs and rare plants, but is never far from civilisation. The path links a number of attractive coastal villages and towns, with quaint harbours and extensive services and accommodation. Many visitors are drawn by the resident bottlenose dolphin population or by the abundant bird life found along the rugged cliffs.
There are some fantastic beaches along the route, where if you are lucky you can indulge in some sun bathing or paddling. The route abounds with history and this is evident in all of the coastal communities. The fishing heritage of the coastal settlements can be viewed at a number of local museums and the ice houses of Tugnet and Findhorn. Burghead has the remains of a Pictish fort and harbour warehouses designed by Thomas Telford. There are steps and gates in some sections, particularly along the rugged coastline at the Hopeman Ridge and between Buckie and Cullen. The route crosses Lossiemouth and Cullen beaches at low tide, but at high tide you will have to follow an alternative unsigned foreshore route.
The section between Lossie and Kingston has the military firing range and when in use red flags are hoisted at each corner which prevent users from progressing further, for information on which days the range is being used, tel, , this is a Fort George number.
There are varied surfaces including tar, gravel and earth paths, with some beach and rock sections. In places the trail follows pavements through the towns and villages, whilst in other areas the route uses rough tracks along the coastal clifftops and forests.
The route can be walked comfortably as a whole in around 23 hours, but it is possible to split the trail into convenient sections between the coastal communities. Many sections of the route can be used for cycling and horseriding in addition to walking. In wilder locations the path can be steep and rough in places, which would restrict access.
Generally the route is most accessible in the vicinity of the coastal settlements. Less able users should concentrate on using these sections. The route can be reached using the mainline stations at Forres and Elgin. Local buses serve all of the coastal settlements with connections to Elgin, which has the main bus station, with services linking to Aberdeen and Inverness. Moray can be reached by car using the A96 trunk road linking Aberdeen and Inverness.
The route abounds with history and this is evident in all of the coastal communities. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. We have hired a lovely cottage in Findochty for a week, can't wait to enjoy the local scenery and nature. How to use this site? In places the trail follows pavements through the towns and villages, whilst in other areas the route uses rough tracks along the coastal cliff tops and forests. A Moray congregation has celebrated years of worship with a special weekend of events. The rock-cut Burghead Well was discovered and excavated in but it remains an archaeological mystery — no one knows when the well was made or what it was used for.
Each coastal community has free public car parking. For more information on Public Transport services contact Traveline on Tel. The whole route is covered by a public right of access, which has been established by Scottish Law.
With these rights come responsibilities, which are spelled out in the Scottish Outdoor Access Code. For more information visit: www. To help you act responsibly and to protect your safety, specific guidelines and ground rules have been established for the Moray Coast Trail. These are as follows: 1.