Buckie – Portessie Circular

This circular route starts in east Buckie and includes great coastal views over the Moray Firth. Because the route is very near to the shore for part of the way, it is very exposed to cold, strong winds from the sea. There are benches along the way. The surfaces are good and the only hill is on Station Road, which is fairly steep.

  • Accessible for all with care
  • Terrain: Paved footpaths & roads

    No pavement on Station Road.

  • Gradient: Short steep sections

    Steep slope at Station Road.

  • Barriers: Some barriers

    No drop kerbs on Rathburn Street.

  • Partly signed

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Start – Car Park at March Road (former Buckie Drifter)

1. From the car park turn right and walk to the harbour on Rathburn Street.

2. Turn right and proceed along Rathburn Street, leading into Reidhaven Street and onto Great Eastern Road.

3. Walk along the shore road past the bus shelter on the left and turn right into Station Road.

4. Walk up Station Road (steep hill) and turn right at the top of the hill, along the signed cycle path.

5. Follow the path past Portessie Primary School on the right, crossing the road onto the tarmac path through the staggered barrier at the end.

6. At the end of the path, turn right and return to the car park.

Features: Look out for seals along the coastal section.


Health Walk Co-Ordinator