ROUTEDETAILS

Cycle- Moray Coastal Cycle Route

Print this page

PATH NAME:

Cycle- Moray Coastal Cycle Route

SETTLEMENTS AREA:

Buckie
Burghead
Elgin
Findochty
Garmouth
Hopeman
Lossiemouth
Portgordon
Portknockie
Spey Bay

INTRODUCTION:

This is a signed cycle route from Burghead to Cullen, linking the coastal communities. Explore the dramatic landscapes from rugged cliffs to sweeping shores, sheltered coves to fishertown harbours. Visitors are drawn by the resident bottlenose dolphins and the myriad of birdlife on the cliffs. Get on you bike and ride the route or why not rest a while and explore the area's history, culture and the world famous whisky trail.

THE ROUTE AND FEATURES OF INTEREST:

Route Attractions: The route links the main towns of Moray's Coast and makes the most of the open views across the Moray Firth, famous for dolphins. Much of the coastline is wild and unspoilt and displays a wide variety of animal and plant life. Moray's historic sea towns which are all visited by the route are unique in their rich built heritage founded on the fishing industry. Further information on local settlements and their attractions can be found on the information boards along the cycle route. Look out for the dolphin logo, and the information boards along the route. For more information, download THE MORAY COASTAL CYCLEROUTE TRAIL LEAFLET to help plan your route. This and the following map detail insets maps are available by clicking on the 'USEFUL DOWNLOADS' section at the bottom of this page: Map 1- Burghead to Hopeman Map 2- Lossiemouth Map 3- Elgin Map 4- Garmouth Map 5- Portgordon Map 6- Buckie Map 7- Findochty to Portknockie Map 8- Cullen

SIGNAGE:

Fully Signed

MILEAGE:

29 Miles

ESTIMATED WALKING TIME:

02 Day(s)  00 Hour(s)  00 Minute(s)

HEIGHT CLIMBED AND DEGREE OF SLOPE:

Generally level throughout.

BARRIERS:

Some road crossings.

TERRAIN:

Good surfacing throught, combining a mixture of gravel paths, tarmac paths, and public road sections. When using on-road sections, care to be taken due to the presence of fast moving vehicular traffic. (This is particularly so between Hopeman and Lossiemouth)

USERS:

Suitable for all types of bikes. Some sections are suitable for walking and horse riding.

OTHER INFORMATION:
Access

You now have a 'right of access' to all the paths featured. You are required to act responsibly in accordance with the new Scottish Outdoor Access Code (SOAC). Know the code before you go! To acknowledge landowners and farmers co-operation in making these walks possible leave the area as you find it, respect property and take care to stay away from farming and timber operations. Please keep dogs under control at all times and on a lead near livestock. Note: Please do not pick wild flowers, this is a criminal offence.

OTHER INFORMATION:
Useful Contacts

Moray Council Outdoor Access Manager, Ian Douglas - Tel. 01343 557049 Traveline, public transport info- Tel 0870 6082608

OTHER INFORMATION: Useful Links