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Burghead: Clarkly Hill Circular



PATH NAME:

Burghead: Clarkly Hill Circular

LOCAL SETTLEMENT(S):

Burghead

INTRODUCTION:

A circular walk starting in the Pictish Fort town of Burghead and passing through farmland and rocky shores, with stunning views of the Moray Firth along the ridge of Clarkly Hill.

THE ROUTE AND FEATURES OF INTEREST:

Start: Burghead Harbour car park.
The Route: A circular route in either direction, following the signs featuring the yellow bull logo.
The route explores a variety of landscapes, including raised farmland and coastal scenery. The view from the top of Clarkly Hill is a spectacular vista over the Moray Firth, where on a clear day you can see distant Caithness.
Part of the route links Cummingston to Burghead along the old railway.

SIGNAGE:

Fully Signed

WALK GRADE:

Moderate
An undulating path of between one and four miles, which may have a few short steep sections and/or varying surfaces.

MILEAGE:

3.5 Miles

ESTIMATED WALKING TIME:

00 Day(s)  01 Hour(s)  45 Minute(s)

HEIGHT CLIMBED AND DEGREE OF SLOPE:

Generally level with a gentle slope rising from the Burghead- Lossiemouth road to Clarkly Hill

TERRAIN:

Tarred pavements & roads, gravel paths, and earth/grass paths along the Clarkly Hill sections.

Note: the earth paths are rough and uneven in places and can be muddy.

USERS:

All non motorised users have a right of access to use this route under the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003.
The terrain on the Clarkly Hill path sections may present difficulties for wheeled access 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
Tel. 01343 557049
Traveline, public transport info- Tel 0870 6082608

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