Last night I had a wander along the coast listening to the football on my radio, it was the Aberdeen game and I enjoyed the commentary it was a stunning night with a superb sun set. I am so lucky having this on my doorstep with a great coast to walk along and a superb path well used by all locals and visitors alike. I never take it for granted and always wander to Cummingston or beyond a local cliff which was looking superb last night. There were no Moray Firth Dolphins out tonight I had just missed them last night but the sea was so calm and the views were special. I met a few walkers and runners out enjoying the late sun and can never tire of the sea and the views across the Moray Firth, how special a place is this to live and enjoy. I just missed two pals climbing at the Cummingston Cliffs and it would have been great to meet up and get some photos as the cliffs were looking superb as always.
Today I am off to Inverness via the Osteopath for some treatment and then to collect my car in for major repairs it may be a long costly day At the weekend hopefully a day in Glencoe at the weekend and catch up with old pals and a day on the hills. I hope the weather is looking good we will see as it can be pretty cold on the summits just now, I could do with some long sunny days but will have to make do with lovely nights like last night and take advantage of them.
Moray Coast Trail. – http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/moray/moray-coast-trail.shtml
Moray has a stunning coastline with something of everything – wide sandy beaches, some dramatic cliffs, coastal formations and attractive fishing villages. As might be expected, it makes for an excellent walking route – the Moray Coastal Trail. Beginning inland at the fine country town of Forres, it soon hits the coastline at Findhorn, famed for its eco-community. From here the coastal walking begins across the forested back of the vast Burghead Bay.
The section from Burghead to Lossiemouth has some superb clifftop walking with great seaviews. Further on is Spey Bay, renowned for its dolphins, the ship-building heritage of Buckie and finally a string of picturesque former fishing villages leads on to Cullen, just over 72km from the start.
|Forres to Burghead||20.5km||4 – 5 hours|
|Burghead to Lossiemouth||14.5km||3.5 – 4.5 hours|
|Lossiemouth to Buckie||25.25km||5 – 6 hours|
|Buckie to Cullen||12km||2.5 – 3 hours|