THINGS TO SEE & DO
Offers easy access to a wide range of fun and challenging activities, for visitors of all ages and abilities. Activities include archery, clay pigeon shooting, climbing (indoor wall and outside rock crags), gorge walking, kayaking, mini-quads, mountain biking, paintball, pony trekking, raft building a zip wire and plenty more.Contact:
Craggan Golf Course, Grantown-on-Spey
An award winning, outdoor education, charity based in Lossiemouth, Moray. They offer activities, tailored programmes and courses for schools, adults, families and groups.Contact:
15 Shore Street, Lossiemouth
Scotpeak specialises in organised Hillwalking, Trekking, Walking Holidays, Rock Climbing, Abseiling, Mountaineering, Summer & Winter Skills, Navigation Courses, Self Lead Walks, Charity Walks, Team Building and Events Management. All activities are environmentally assesContact:
Scottish Environmental Education Charity based in Findhorn, on the magnificent Moray Firth. Offers a variety of inspiring wilderness and nature experiences for all ages and abilities regardless of learning challenges or physical and financial difficulties… or even a fear of spidersContact:
Ardersier Beach, Inverness
Due to its gentle shelving nature, Ardersier Bay is popular with kayakers, kite surfers and canoeists. There is a small concrete slipway just off the carpark at the Beechgrove pocket garden.
The tide goes out a long way to expose the long golden sands stretching round Burghead Bay. The vast areas of firm flat sands are perfect for dog walking, running or kite surfing. It is also an ideal place for wind surfing. Take time to enjoy the stunning sea views and visit the nearby heritage centre to discover more about the area.
Cove Bay / Primrose Bay
Although this bay is shown as Clashach Cove on the OS maps, road signs refer to it as Cove Bay and many locals call it Primrose Bay. If you take coastal trail from the Hopeman East Beach’s colourful beach huts around to the caves at Clashach Cove you will see the spectacular caves, yellow sandstone cliffs, colourful boulders and rocks which will delight all budding photographers, young and old alike. During the summer you may even find some wild strawberries to munch on along the way.
This RSPB coastal reserve in Morayshire, is full of wildlife to look out for. Culbin Sands boasts a beautiful sandy beach where you can spot sea ducks, oystercatchers and ringed plovers. Admire pretty dune plants and flowers as you stroll along the sands and take in the views. Facilities include nature trails, picnic areas and a car park at East Beach with public toilets. Nairn is the nearest town which is served by train and bus services.
The descent to the beach is steep so be prepared, parking is available near the children’s play park, take your own refreshments as there aren’t any shops nearby. A hidden gem of a beach nestling between the villages of Burghead and Hopeman. Surrounded by cliffs and caves it’s a popular haunt for rock climbers.
East Beach, Lossiemouth
A popular beach which gets very busy when the weather is good. Access is via a long wooden bridge over the River Lossie. A row of sand dunes separate the river and the sea, take care the river current can be very strong. On the sea side of the dunes there is a wide beach, great for sand castle building. There are also plenty of waves for leaping over. If you want to get away from the crowds you may have to go quite a way round the bay.
One of the best known beaches in Moray, part of an estuary it’s a bird watchers favourite. The wide flat sands are great for dog walking and sand castle building. The sheltered waters of the estuary also offer excellent sailing and water sports opportunities. The heritage centre with its restored ice house is definitely worth a visit. After a busy day on the beach Findhorn Village offers a good selection of places to eat.
East Beach in Hopeman is made unique, in Moray, by its line of quirky beach huts - all individually decorated and a great photo opportunity. The beach is a mix of sand and rocky areas with great pools for discovering a huge variety of wildlife. There is ample parking near the beach huts, a children’s play park and room for ice cream vans to sell their wares.