was a really magic day as I drove to see the kids for for Easter at Hopeman a nearby village. As a drove down to the harbour I could see the far side of the Moray Firth with a mist and the snow capped volcano shaped Morven looking incredible. What a start for the day. We had a walk along the Hopeman beach and the first Easter Hunt of the day, the sun was out it was warm about 17 degrees and what a place to be. I then when back after a few hours and we were having an Easter lunch together but there was time for a walk. We went to an old haunt I forget how special it was and is. the fogs were about and the Spring bulbs out. There was even fly fishing going on in the loch it was an idyllic situation and so warm. I think we must not forget sun block again !!!!!
Elgin: Millbuies Country Park
LOCAL SETTLEMENT(S): Elgin Millbuies
THE ROUTE AND FEATURES OF INTEREST:
Millbuies Loch was created by the damming of streams to provide angling facilities on the Loch. Moray District Council took over the estate in 1975 and the fishing was extended to the public. Many improvements were made to the estate over the years, and now Millbuies offers a variety of family orientated activities. There is a car park and grass area for play with picnic tables and barbecue points. The featured path around the loch is hard aggregate with various other paths leading off to scenic views. A large variety of rhododendrons and trees have been planted and this attracts wildlife, from red squirrels feeding at the station to roe deer, badger, rabbit and if you are quiet and lucky, pine martin. On the loch there is mallard, tufted duck, moorhen and swan. In the loch, which is stocked with rainbow trout, you can hire a boat for fly-fishing. This is an excellent outdoor environment to be enjoyed by the whole family
WALK GRADE: Easy
A generally flat level path with good surfaces of less than two miles distance.
MILEAGE: 1.5 Miles