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 – 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 – 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 – 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

Fochabers – The Belt Path

This walk starts in Fochabers Square and travels to the Winding Walks and back again.

  • Unsuitable for wheelchairs and buggies
  • Terrain: Varied surfaces

    Pavements and compacted earth path - sections can be muddy when wet.

  • Generally level
  • Barriers: Some barriers

    Some steps

Forres – Cluny Hill Path

This is a circular route on good paths with 1 steep road section at the start but then relatively flat. The walk is under a tree canopy most of the time. In autumn and winter the fallen leaves can be knee high! You can extend the walk by joining other paths round the hill.

  • Suitable for buggies but not wheelchairs
  • Terrain: Paved footpaths & roads

    Tarmac and gravel paths - can be muddy.

  • Gradient: Generally level

    One steep road section, then generally level.

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 – Nelson’s Monument Walk

This is a circular walk through woodland on good paths with some steady climbs and descents. The paths can be muddy or full of leaves depending on weather conditions and time of year. The view from the top of the hill is spectacular. The Tower is open between Tuesday to Sunday from 2pm – 4pm during May and September. If you can manage the stairs, on a clear day you can see Findhorn Bay and over the Moray Firth to the hills of Easter Ross and Sutherland.

  • Unsuitable for wheelchairs and buggies
  • Terrain: Varied surfaces

    Tarmac and gravel footpaths - can be muddy.

  • Undulating

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

Forres – Sanquhar Loch Path

This is a circular route around Sanquhar Loch on paths, which can be muddy depending on the weather. Tree roots can be a problem and care needs to be taken at points along the path. This is a very scenic walk at any time of year, well signposted all the way round, with interesting wildlife particularly ducks, coots and swans.

  • Unsuitable for wheelchairs and buggies
  • Terrain: Varied surfaces

    Mainly gravel paths - can be muddy.

  • Generally level
  • Barriers: Some barriers

    Steps at the footbridge. Tree roots along some section of path.

Garmouth – Viaduct

This walk follows the old railway track from Garmouth over the River Spey viaduct, with great views over the golf course to the sea at Kingston. It is part of the National Cycle Network and also the Speyside Way. The track is good and suitable for wheelchairs and buggies.

  • Accessibility: Accessible for all users

    The extended route Level 3 is unsuitable for wheelchairs and buggies.

  • Terrain: Paved footpaths & roads

    Tarmac and all abilities surface over viaduct. The extended level 3 route is compacted earth path and can be muddy in wet weather.

  • Generally level
  • No barriers