(137) Hopeman-Clashach Cove-Duffus Circuit (Moray)

Route Summary
One of our longer walks, but with mostly gentle gradients, save for the short diversion to a pretty cove. Overall, this is a nice combination of coast and country, with a pretty harbour to linger by, and a sprinkling of medieval history at Old Duffus kirkyard thrown into the mix.

Duration: 3.5 hours. Continue reading “(137) Hopeman-Clashach Cove-Duffus Circuit (Moray)”

(129) Cromarty-Gallow Hill-South Sutor Circuit (Highland)

Route Summary
This route takes in both town and country environments, with many historic associations and fine views. The Black Isle promontory offers a special mix of rolling fertile farmland, with cliffs on the south side, and a large fjord-like sheltered sea-water inlet on the north side.

Duration: 3.5 hours. Continue reading “(129) Cromarty-Gallow Hill-South Sutor Circuit (Highland)”

(123) Portsoy-Strathmarchin Bay Ramble (Aberdeenshire)

Route Summary
This is a gentle coastal walk, mostly on clear grassy paths. There are good viewpoints, walking to and from the attractive and isolated beach at Strathmarchin Bay. Returning to Portsoy we take a detour to the pretty park at Loch Soy before exploring the charming old harbour area.

Duration: 3 hours. Continue reading “(123) Portsoy-Strathmarchin Bay Ramble (Aberdeenshire)”

(119) New Aberdour Beach-Pennan Path Ramble (Aberdeenshire)

Route Summary
This is a fine leg-stretching walk taking you high above the North Aberdeenshire coast. In summer you will be surrounded by wild flowers and butterflies. The pink rocks and arch at the beach are attractive. There is historical interest associated with Celtic missionary, St. Drostan.

Duration: 3 hours. Continue reading “(119) New Aberdour Beach-Pennan Path Ramble (Aberdeenshire)”

(113) Findochty-Portknockie Circuit (Moray)

Route Summary
A good walk along the cliffs heading east from the former fishing village of Findochty. On a clear day there are views of the faraway Caithness coast and, at the return point on the route in Portknockie, the amazing Bow Fiddle Rock is guaranteed to make a memorable impression.

Duration: 3 hours. Continue reading “(113) Findochty-Portknockie Circuit (Moray)”

(006) Ythan Estuary and Forvie Sands Circular (Aberdeenshire)

Route Summary
This is a gentle but very rewarding walk in the Forvie Nature Reserve. The views of the estuary, dunes, heath-land and beach are marvellous at every turn. On the return leg there is a short diversion to the remains of the medieval village of Forvie, lost to the shifting sands.

Duration: 2 hours Continue reading “(006) Ythan Estuary and Forvie Sands Circular (Aberdeenshire)”