THINGS TO SEE & DO

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Moray Estates Development Co Ltd

Fishing

Contact:
Estates Office, Berryley, Darnaway
IV36 2ST
01309 672213
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Mountain Bike Trails

Local volunteers, working with Forest Enterprise, have created some fantastic mountain bike challenges through the forested hills on the east of the River Spey. The Moray Monster Trails provide 30km of riding at three linked locations, Whiteash, Ordiequish and Ben Aigan. Local coaches take bicyles at no charge. The Moray Mountain Bike Club aims to get people out and enjoy the countryside XC loops in Sanquhar Woods, Forres includes pump section (not the pump track), small drops, car park etc.

Rock Climbing

There are a number of places where you can do rock climbing. Covesea in Lossiemouth, Cummingston, Logie Head and inland at Huntly’s Cave are worthwhile to look at. The Moray Mountaineering Club have members who are rock climbing enthusiasts who meet on a Wednesday evenings, usually at Cummingston sea cliffs.

Rugby

Clubs in the area include Moray RFC & Moray Titans RLFC, Buckie Scorpians and Lossiemouth RFC.

Sailing

Around the coasts, suitable locations for sailing include Lossiemouth, Portsoy and the Findhorn Bay. The Royal Yacht Club in Findhorn and The Moray Firth Sailing Club offer sailing classes.

Surfing

There is good surfing to be had when the tides and wind are right. Lossiemouth is a favoured location, along with Sandend Bay to the east. Good fun if you're in the area. Check conditions beforehand.

Swimming

There are swimming pools in the following towns: Elgin, Lossiemouth, Forres, Nairn, Aberlour and Keith.

Tennis

There are clubs in Cullen, Keith, Aberlour, Elgin, Rothes and Forres. There are three courts in Cooper Park, Elgin

Theatre School of Dance

ballet, highland tap, jazz & modern

Contact:
07952 862479
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Winding Walks, near Fochabers

This circular walk heads up the side of the Small Burn with the option of taking one of the winding paths through the trees. It then visits the wooden gazebo at Peep's Viewpoint overlooking Fochabers. Forest tracks and paths with an optional path with steps.

Walking

Burghead to Lossiemouth (Moray Coastal Trail)

This grand coastal walk includes a cliff-top section with coves and sea-stacks, and finishes with a long walk across a huge sandy beach. Coastal footpath, undulating and slightly rough or muddy in places.

Culbin Forest, Forres

Walks through pine woods to Findhorn Bay. The Hill 99 Viewpoint trail is an ideal walk for first-time visitors and takes about 2-3 hours starting from the main car park at Wellhill. There are easy-reach destinations such as the Gravelpit ponds (from Wellhill) and the Minister’s Pool (from Nairn East Beach), with attractive benches to rest at when you get there.

Contact:
Forres