Elgin – Cathedral Walk

This short circular walk is all on good pavements and is suitable for wheelchairs and buggies. The route is very picturesque, circling the ruins of Elgin Cathedral and can be extended by taking the path into Cooper Park.

  • Accessible for all users
  • Paved footpaths & roads
  • Generally level
  • No barriers
  • Unsigned

Elgin – Cooper Park Walk

This is a flat, circular route along paths taking you round Cooper Park, suitable for wheelchairs and buggies. This is a pleasant walk through the Park, on good paths. There are toilets in the Library and the café is open between 10am and 4pm.

  • Accessible for all users
  • Paved footpaths & roads
  • Generally level
  • No barriers
  • Unsigned

Elgin – Elgin Experience cycle route

One of five Circular Cycle Routes in Moray, the ‘Elgin Experience’ takes you on a 13 mile journey through Moray’s Historic capital city and it’s scenic surrounding countryside.

  • Generally level
  • Fully signed

Elgin – Kirkhill Right of Way

The Kirkhill path is part undulating earth surface and part tar road surface which is well used by local fisherman and runs for part of its length alongside the River Lossie.

  • Terrain: Varied surfaces

    Part tarmac and earth path. Earth path section (prone to flooding and muddy when wet) has livestock grazing on occasions.

  • Generally level
  • Barriers: Some barriers

    The route has three kissing gates and narrow bridge to negotiate.

  • Fully signed

Elgin – Lesmurdie Loop

This is a short circular, well – lit walk on flat pavements, suitable for wheelchairs and buggies.

  • Accessible for all users
  • Paved footpaths & roads
  • Generally level
  • No barriers
  • Fully signed

Elgin – Lunchtime Walk

This is a circular walk through Elgin, starting at the bus station. It routes south past the shops on Batchen Street and then into the residential area beyond, with its old stone built terraces and villas. There are plenty of views out to the countryside and hills to the south of Elgin.

  • Accessible for all users
  • Paved footpaths & roads
  • Gradient: Undulating

    There are some long slow inclines/ declines, particularly along Batchen Street and Moss Street.

  • No barriers

Elgin – Millbuies Country Park

Millbuies Loch was created by the damming of streams to provide angling facilities on the loch.Moray District Council took over the estate in 1975 and the fishing was extended to the public.

  • Terrain: Gravel path

    Generally good surfaced paths.

  • Gradient: Generally level

    Generally level although there is a steep gradient down to the Loch.

  • Barriers: Some barriers

    Some steps, walkboards and bridges.

  • Partly signed

Elgin – Morriston Playing Fields

This circular walk follows the path round Morriston Playing Field, by the banks of the River Lossie. The path is flat but needs some care. It is suitable for most buggies but not wheelchairs.

  • Accessibility: Suitable for buggies but not wheelchairs

    Suitable for most buggies but may be be difficult during wet periods. Wheelchairs may struggle due to some uneven surfaces.

  • Terrain: Varied surfaces

    Gravel footpaths. Can be muddy/ slippy in wet weather, and liable to flooding. Also watch out for fallen leaves during the winter.

  • Generally level
  • No barriers

Elgin – New Elgin Circular

This is a circular walk, which starts in Edgar Road and loops round south Elgin. It is all on good pavements and is suitable for wheelchairs and buggies.

  • Accessible for all users
  • Paved footpaths & roads
  • Gradient: Generally level

    Mainly level with some steady inclines and declines.

Elgin – Pinefield Park

This is a circular walk, which includes the path through Pinefield Park. The route is all on good pavements and paths and is suitable for wheelchairs and buggies.

  • Accessible for all users
  • Paved footpaths & roads
  • Generally level
  • No barriers

Elgin – Quarrelwood Ancestors Trail

The Ancestor’s Trail meanders through the beautiful Oakwood part of which is an ancient semi natural wood.

  • Suitable for a wide range of users
  • Terrain: Forest tracks

    The path surface is of woodland earth which can be muddy when wet and undulating with exposed tree roots.

  • Gradient: Undulating

    Some steep parts, undulating terrain

  • No barriers

Elgin – Quarrelwood Elginia Trail

The Elginia Trail is a circular route which starts from Leggat Car Park in Quarrelwood where there are picnic tables and sandstone plinths; also information leaflets from the Forestry Commission.

  • Suitable for a wide range of users
  • Terrain: Varied surfaces

    The path has a mixture of aggregate vehicle road and wooded earth paths which are undulating and can be muddy when wet.

  • Gradient: Undulating

    Some steep parts, generally undulating terrain.

  • Barriers: Some barriers

    If you continue on to the Spynie Trail then there is a fairly busy road to cross.

  • Fully signed

Elgin – Quarrelwood Spynie Trail

This is an ‘all abilities path’ through the Quarrelwood called The Spynie Trail. Approximately 2km long, the trail itself has a variety of short routes and also links into other path networks.

  • Accessibility: Accessible for all users

    Horse users are asked to use the forest vehicle tracks to prevent damage to the ‘all abilities’ path.

  • Gravel path
  • Generally level
  • No barriers
  • Fully signed

Elgin – River Lossie Walk

This is a flat linear walk along the banks of the River Lossie. The paths are good and suitable for buggies. This is a pleasant riverside walk, along part of the specially constructed cyclepath. There is a café and also toilets in the Library and Leisure Centre. You can extend this walk by including the Cooper Park Walk.

  • Accessible for all users
  • Paved footpaths & roads
  • Generally level
  • No barriers
  • Unsigned

Elgin – Seafield Circular Walk

This circular walk follows part of the National Cyclepath into Cooper Park. The surfaces are good and suitable for wheelchairs and buggies, although there is an incline on Waterside Street. There are toilets and refreshments in the Library, on the other side of the Park.

  • Accessible for all users
  • Paved footpaths & roads
  • Generally level
  • No barriers

Elgin – Sheriffmill Loop

This circular walk takes you along quiet roads, which head out to the west of Elgin past some beautiful old buildings. The route is along good paths and roads, and is suitable for wheelchairs and buggies, although some of the route (Old Mills Road and Jock Inkson’s Brae) has no pavements and care is needed when walking along the road.

  • Accessibility: Accessible for all with care

    Take care on road sections without pavements.

  • Gradient: Undulating

    Some gentle inclines / declines.

Elgin – The Wards

This circular walk follows a path round an area of unspoilt nature, with trees, ponds and wildlife in abundance. The path is good and suitable for wheelchairs and buggies in all weathers.

  • Accessible for all users
  • Paved footpaths & roads
  • Generally level
  • No barriers
  • Partly signed

Elgin – Town Walk

The Elgin City Trail has a choice of locations to start from including a number of car parks and the main bus and train stations. Choose your own way of linking the historic features around Elgin.

  • Accessibility: Suitable for a wide range of users

    The nature of this route being primarily on urban tarmac paths adjacent to roads makes it most suitable for walkers and less able users. Riverside Path section could be difficult for the less physically able because of uneven surface and steps.

  • Paved footpaths & roads
  • Generally level
  • Barriers: Some barriers

    Numerous road crossing, dependant upon your chosen route. Most of the main roads have traffic light controlled crossings or designated crossing places. Steps on the Riverside Path Section.

Moray Coastal Cycle Route

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.

  • Accessibility: Suitable for a wide range of users

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

  • Terrain: Paved footpaths & roads

    Good surfacing through out, combining a mixture of gravel paths, tarmac paths, and public road sections.

  • Generally level
  • Barriers: Some barriers

    Some road crossings.

  • Fully signed