Walks & Trails

The Area of Moray itself is not only crisscrossed with excellent walking trails bit also sits within an impressive circular long distance route, The Moray Way. header-logomap In addition, your walking holiday in Moray can be made not only much more interesting but also a lot easier by simply following this link to a superb site that provides a wide range of trail guides, location maps, local information, contacts and guidance notes.

“The Moray Way concept links existing walking routes to form a circuit of 95 miles (153km) that can be walked in six to nine days. Parts of the route are suitable for mountain biking and horse riding. Canoes or kayaks could be used down the River Spey providing an adventurous variation. The Moray Way combines the whole of The Dava Way, two thirds of The Moray Coast Trail and about half of The Speyside Way. The concept is the brainchild of The Moray Way Association, formed in 2009 to promote the Way.” (www.morayways.org.uk for further information)

Low Level Walks

Most of Moray’s population lives in towns and villages along the coastal plain and along the principal river valleys, which contain the best farmland and forests. Located between and around settlements is an extensive network of paths and trails. In recent years the more popular and interesting paths have been developed, signed and promoted through a succession of access projects, many of which were spearheaded by local community groups

Hill Walking

The southern part of Moray contains extensive areas of ‘wild mountain country’, the home of the red deer, ptarmigan, golden eagle and mountain hare. Here are located some of the highest mountains in Scotland (Munros and Corbetts) including Ben Macdhui, the second highest summit in Britain, a popular place for hill walking.

Trails to check out; The Coastal Trail