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

Fochabers – Behind the Green Door

This is a very picturesque and sheltered circular walk around a lake in the quiet and traffic free grounds of Gordon Castle. It is along a good, narrow track which can be a bit muddy in wet weather so wear appropriate footwear. Children love this walk, remember to take food for the ducks!

  • Accessible for all users
  • Terrain: Gravel path

    Can be muddy when wet.

  • Generally level
  • No barriers

Forres – Grant Park

This is a pleasant circular route through parkland, on good paths around the park. There are places to rest in the park. In spring and summer the flowerbeds are very picturesque. In autumn the trees are spectacular but beware of fallen leaves on the paths, which can make them very slippy if wet. You can extend this walk by joining onto Cluny Hill paths.

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

Forres – Mosset Burn

This is a very pleasant walk with trees, flowerbeds and birds. The paths are all good although if it has been very wet they may be a little muddy in places. There are places to sit and rest throughout the walk. You’ll need to take care crossing over Bridge Street.

  • Accessible for all users
  • Terrain: Paved footpaths & roads

    Gravel footpaths can be muddy.

  • Gradient: Generally level

    Mainly level but some downward slopes through park.

Forres – Roysvale Park

This is a flat circular route, all on pavements so suitable for wheelchairs and buggies. The Sensory Garden in Orchard Road is worth a short stop to smell the aromatic plants. There is a bench there and also one in front of the Leisure Centre. You can extend this walk to include Sanquhar Loch.

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

Hopeman – Beach Walk

This walk is from the Surgery on Harbour Street to the Pagoda viewpoint on East Beach and back again. The paths are good and suitable for wheelchairs and buggies. There are toilets at the bottom of Harbour Street and plenty of benches along the way. This walk can be a little exposed if the wind is strong.

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

Keith – Cuthil Park Circular

This is a circular walk round Keith, following the little lanes that criss-cross the town. The surfaces are suitable for wheelchairs and buggies and the route is fairly level apart from a steady climb from Turner Street to Cuthill Park. There are benches at the start and at Cuthil Park.

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

    Steady climb from Turner St to Cuthil Park. Relatively level elsewhere.

Keith – Horse Market Circular

This is a circular, level walk past fields of horses. There are benches in the Square and 1 along Edindiach Road. Pavements are good and the walk is suitable for wheelchairs and buggies.

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

Keith – Kynoch Park Circular

This is a circular walk linking Reidhaven Square to Keith Community Centre. There are benches in the Square and also at the Community Centre. Pavements are good and it is suitable for wheelchairs and buggies. This walk can be added to the Horse Market Circular to make a Level 3 walk of just over 2 miles.

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

    Mainly level, but a gentle incline at School Road.

  • No barriers

Keith – Simpson Memorial Park

This is a circular walk which takes you round Simpson Memorial Park. It is mostly on pavements and good paths, apart from a short stretch of grass path which could be muddy in the wet. It is suitable for wheelchairs and buggies if dry and is fairly flat apart from the section along Drum Road.

  • Accessibility: Accessible for all with care

    Can be used by buggies and wheelchairs during dry weather.

  • Terrain: Varied surfaces

    Mostly on tarmac pavements and paths. Grass path at Simpson park - which can be muddy in wet weather.

  • Gradient: Undulating

    Long but steady climb up Drum Road. Relatively flat elsewhere.

Lossiemouth – Golf Course Walk

This walk takes you across the golf course to the beach look out and back. Buggies and wheelchairs can use the track with care. It has views of the Covesea Lighthouse and over the Moray Firth. It can be a little exposed if the wind is strong. Watch out for jets from RAF Lossiemouth overhead and keen golfers on the course!

  • Accessible for all with care
  • Varied surfaces
  • Generally level
  • No barriers

Lossiemouth – Harbour Circular Walk

This is an extension of the Harbour Walk, up to James Square. It includes a small steep slope down Hill Street.

  • Accessibility: Accessible for all with care

    Suitable for wheelchairs, with care on slope.

  • Paved footpaths & roads
  • Gradient: Short steep sections

    One short but steep section of decline.

Lossiemouth – Harbour Walk

This is a walk from Seatown to the Harbour and back again. It is all along good paths and is suitable for wheelchairs and buggies. It has lovely views of the East Beach and the boats in the harbour. There are toilets at the Health Centre and in Marine Park and benches along the way.

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

Lossiemouth – Skerry Brae Walk

This is a circular walk on good footpaths and is suitable for wheelchairs and buggies. The route can be extended to include the Golf Course Walk, which would then be a Level 3 walk of 2 ¼ miles and take between 45 and 60 minutes.

  • Accessibility: Accessible for all with care

    Suitable for wheelchairs and buggies, though be aware of the fairly steep section.

  • Paved footpaths & roads
  • Gradient: Short steep sections

    Fairly steep but steady decline at Tullochs Brae. Relatively level elsewhere.

Mosstodloch – Webster Way All Abilities

This is a circular walk along a purpose built trail for wheelchairs and buggies, through forest plantation. The tracks are good all year round and there are picnic tables at the start. This is a good opportunity for red squirrel watching as well as the woodland birdlife.

  • Accessible for all users
  • Gravel path
  • Generally level
  • No barriers
  • Fully signed

Rothes – Burn Walk

This flat, circular walk follows the Rothes Burn as it passes through the Playing Fields and also includes some great views over the open countryside to Ben Aigen. The surfaces are all good and are suitable for wheelchairs and buggies, although care is needed over the footbridges.

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

    Take care crossing the footbridges.