On Saturday 15 September 2012, walk for water so others don’t have to.

Forres to Burghead

Forres is one of Scotland's oldest small towns, and also one of its most attractive – the perfect place to start your coastal walk! From Forres railway station, turn left into the minor road to Waterford, Netherton and Kinloss between the banks of the River Findhorn and salt marsh on one side, and reclaimed productive farmland on the other. Admire views over the Reserve and at Kinloss turn left on the Findhorn road pass the Findhorn Foundation community using the roadside cycleway path, and follow the pavement to the village and the bayside. The Local Nature Reserve of Findhorn Bay is a bottle shaped estuary, 1,000 football pitches in size and a sheltered tidal haven for people and wildlife. The beach at Findhorn is ideal for a leisurely walk, and along the shore are relics of the past, old wartime pill boxes that now sit half submerged in the sand. If you are lucky you may see ospreys fishing in the bay or Dolphins swimming by offshore! The path runs through dunes, heath and pine woods from Findhorn’s backshore to the ancient pictish capital of Burghead, following the 5-mile stretch of Burghead Bay. The dunes form part of the largest dune system in Britain!m Toilets: Public toilets in Railway Station and on the west dunes road and dunes car park, Roseisle Forest car park and by Harbour Office in Burghead

11.5 miles / 18.5 km
Estimated Walking Time: 
4 - 6 hours
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