Elgin, Lossiemouth and Buckie

Elgin, Lossiemouth and Buckie

The city of Elgin, with its riverside location and ruined cathedral, is the capital of Moray. It makes an ideal base to explore an area rich in history, situated between the hills and distilleries to the south and the fine coastline, rich in sandy beaches, to the north.

Along the coast the main towns are Lossiemouth and Buckie, both forming fishing centres. Between the two is the majestic sweep of Spey Bay, from which dolphins are frequently sighted. Further east are smaller fishing villages; Cullen being the picturesque highlight amongst them.


Walk Grade Distance Time
Millbuies Country Park, near Elgin 2.7km 45 minutes
Loch na Bo, near Lhanbryde 3km 1 hour
Winding Walks, near Fochabers 3km 1 hour
Roseisle Forest and Dunes 3.5km 1.5 hours
Torrieston Forest, by Pluscarden Abbey 4.75km 1.5 hours
Burghead Bay 5.5km 1.5 hours
Spey Bay circuit, Spey Bay 6.5km 1.5 - 2 hours
Buckie and Portgordon: Gollachy circuit 8.75km 2 - 3 hours
Elgin riverside and Quarrelwood 9.5km 2.5 - 3 hours
Bin of Cullen 5.5km 1.5 hours
East Beach and the River Lossie, Lossiemouth 6.25km 1.5 - 2 hours
Clarkly Hill Circular, Burghead 7.5km 1.5 - 2 hours
Cullen Bay and Portknockie circuit 7.5km 2 - 2.5 hours
Hopeman to Lossiemouth 9km 2.5 - 3 hours
Findlater Castle from Cullen 9.5km 3 - 3.5 hours
The Moray Coastal Trail 72.25km 4 stages
The Speyside Way 107km 6 stages

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