GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Moray Coast Trail

44 miles (71 km)

Explore the beautiful Moray Coast on this delightful trail. The route runs from Forres to Cullen and includes beaches, coastal paths, quiet roads and old railways.
There are splendid views of the Moray Firth and the North Sea.
The walk is waymarked with a white bird on a black disc.
At Spey Bay the route links up with the Speyside Way. The shared cycling and walking trail will take you south along the river to Aviemore.
We've split the walk into manageable day sections - click on the links below to see more information, photos, videos and a map for each section:

Moray Coast Trail Sections

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Moray Coast Trail OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Moray Coast Trail Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

You can extend the walk at the eastern end by picking up the Cullen to Findlater Castle Walk which will take you east along the coast path to the ancient Findlater Castle. The photogenic castle dates back to the 14th century and is positioned in a dramatic coastal location.
The Dava Way also starts in Forres. This shared cycling and walking trail runs along a disused railway line from Forres to Granton-on-Spey, Highland. If you follow it south it will take you towards the Darnaway Forest and the Logie Steading Findhorn River Walk. The estate includes some fine riverside walks, a garden centre, a cafe and some splendid waterfalls at the photogenic Randolph's Leap.


Findhorn Bay - - 681963

Findhorn Bay at Forres near the start of the walk.

Speyside Way and Moray Coast Trail - - 86361

Speyside Way and Moray Coast Trail

Moray Coast Trail marker and signboard - - 2450006

Moray Coast Trail marker and signboard

Moray Coast Trail south of Gordonstoun Tower - - 711321

South of Gordonstoun Tower

Lossiemouth Marina - - 9616

Lossiemouth Marina. Since the demise of the fishing industry, the harbour at Lossiemouth has been rebranded as a marina.

Bridge over Burn of Gollachy, near Buckie. - - 326204

Bridge over Burn of Gollachy, near Buckie. The bridge carried the GNSR line over the Burn of Gollachy. The former track is now part of the Moray Coastal trail.

Shark infested seas off the Covesea Golf course. - - 570280

Shark infested seas off the Covesea Golf course. This basking shark was in the region of sixteen feet long. It's not their first visit here but it is the first time I've witnessed one. Oddly enough I saw a Puffin on the sea shortly afterwards; the first I've ever seen one here in fifteen years.

Seatown, Cullen - - 95060

Seatown, Cullen. Cullen - not just a fish soup! The Great North of Scotland Railway's coast route between Carnie Jn and Elgin passed through/ over Cullen by a series of impressive viaducts which still exist.