Burghead – Clarkly Hill Circular

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.

  • Unsuitable for wheelchairs and buggies
  • Terrain: Varied surfaces

    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.

  • Gradient: Generally level

    A gentle slope rising from the Burghead - Lossiemouth road to Clarkly Hill

  • Fully signed

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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.


Moray Council Outdoor Access Manager