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

Spey Bay to Cullen Bay

The mouth of the Spey at Tugnet is a great spectacle and is constantly being reshaped by the changing weather so one day can be completely different to the next! Follow the Speyside Way to Portgordon and onto a cycle path. The track at the mouth of the Gollachy Burn is an area rich with wild flowers and legend concerning German spies who landed there were arrested in Portgordon. Passing through Buckpool discover the Yardies conservation area, the perfect example of a seatown settlement. Buckie Harbour is alive with working fishing boats, shipbuilding, engineering and lifeboat station. Down the long flight of steps from Portknockie to Cullen Beach, the path leads to a lovely shoreline grassland. A low rock arch, the Whale’s Mou allows water to gush beneath a section of rock headland. In Cullen Bay, enjoy the sandy beach and look for the ‘Three Kings’, jagged stacks of gleaming white quartzite marching in line out of the sea. Cullen’s seatown next to the harbour is a beautiful terraced fishertown of low cottages. Toilets: Spey Bay Wildlife Centre and Buckie Harbour by wall of Fishmarket. Near ‘Mannie’ Statue in Findochty harbour. Portknockie has toilets at the harbour. Cullen Square and April to October at the beach.

Distance: 
14.0 miles / 22.5 km
Difficulty: 
Strenuous
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