Living the Dream what it means in living on the Moray Coast?

Sometimes you need a reminder of how lucky you are to have health and be living in such a place. I have a pal visiting Lyle we met in Yosemite where he was working with the Yosemite Search and Rescue Team. We got on well and he is some guy been there done it including writing about navigation in his book Ultimate Navigation.

Two pals visited earlier Pete and Libby and we had lunch in the Bothy my local cafe across the road and then Lyle arrived. The weather was magic and after getting sorted we went for a wander to the busy harbour, the heritage centre at the old Coastguard lookout point. The local lassies were on great form and we got a  insight into Burghead and the history of this place.

The site of the former coastguard lookout has now been adapted for use as a visitor centre. It will take visitors through the history of the area from about 400AD to the present time. To adapt the lookout building which was built on the inner rampart of the fort, over 300 tons of rubble put there by the Picts some 1500 years ago was removed by hand.

Burghead visitor centre has now been awarded three star grading and mobility access certificate from Visit Scotland.

Opening times 12 noon – 4pm daily April till end September

Visitor Centre Tel: 01343 835518

In 2013 a new extension was opened giving stunning views over the Moray Firth which can now be enjoyed even in inclement weather.

The views were magic and we could see right across the Moray Firth with views of Morven and the calm sea outstanding we had just missed the dolphins. From here we went to Cummingston where there were some girls climbing it was a lovely hot day and they were having fun.


From here we wandered back and then over to see Wendy at Surradale and a great chat and cake. After this we had tea at Findhorn in the Kimberly outside in the sun and you could have been in the South Of France it was some evening. After that we got back to Burghead and the sunset was amazing what a place to live and you at times need reminded of it.


About heavywhalley.MBE

Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 37 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 3 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer when body slows, loves the wild places.
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