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Forres: River Findhorn Circular



PATH NAME:

Forres: River Findhorn Circular

LOCAL SETTLEMENT(S):

Broom of Moy
Forres

INTRODUCTION:

A circular walk through and around the town of Forres, following the banks of the River Findhorn for much of the route. With some fine views of the surrounding countryside it explores some attractive, yet less frequented, environs of this pretty Moray town. Click on the FORRES FOOTPATHS TRUST WEBSITE link at the bottom of this page for more information on the Forres Paths Network.

THE ROUTE AND FEATURES OF INTEREST:

Start Point: Grant Park Car Park on Victoria Road. Signing: This walk is waymarked with PURPLE arrows on lampposts, waymarkers and, occasionally, fencing. The route is signed in a clockwise direction. Land marks and places of interest along the way: Grant Park, Sanquhar Loch, Sanquhar Wood, Dallas Dhu Distillery, River Findhorn, the Findhorn Bridge, the Bailey Bridge, Mosset Burn Benromach Distillery, Forres High Street. Click on the 'River Finhorn Walk- Detailed Route Directions' on the Useful Downloads section at the bottom of this page for more information.

SIGNAGE:

Fully Signed

MILEAGE:

8 Miles

ESTIMATED WALKING TIME:

00 Day(s)  05 Hour(s)  00 Minute(s)

HEIGHT CLIMBED AND DEGREE OF SLOPE:

Relatively level with only a few gentle gradients.

BARRIERS:

Steps in places: one large flight leading onto the Dava Way near Sanquhar Wood, and another on the north bank of the River Findhorn.

TERRAIN:

Relatively good surfaces. Mainly tarmac paths and pavements, quiet country road, and gravel tracks. There are a few sections of earth paths through the woodland and along the river. The route along the river goes under the A96 bridge, where great care should be taken if the river is in spate. Also take care at the A96 road crossing.

USERS:

All non motorised users have a right of access to use this route under the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003. Suitable for most abilities of walker, but the length of the walk and the steps may restrict access some users.

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 0870 608 2608

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