Walk: Fishy Findochty - on the dolphin trail

[Coastal scenery on the approach to Portknockie]

A reliable bus service makes this section of the Moray Coast Trail a hassle-free stroll, with plenty of opportunities for spotting marine life and seabirds amongst gorgeous coastal scenery. Findochty has a beautiful harbour as well as a general store, useful (although at the top of the village) for picking up an ice cream midway, to help with the longer second section of clifftops. If you fancy a longer walk, the next stretch of coastline via Bow Fiddle Rock to Cullen is just as worthwhile.

[Findochty harbour]

Name: Walk: Fishy Findochty - on the dolphin trail ★☆☆
Length: 6 km / 4 miles
Ascent: 180 metres
Points of interest: Moray coastline; Findochty; Portknockie
Start: A942, east end of Portessie, G.R.: NJ 444666 / hiking sheds ulterior. N.B. this is not a circular route.
Finish: Bridge Street (A942), Portknockie, G.R.: NJ 490684 / picnic camcorder balanced
Transport to start: Park at the finish and take the bus along the coast road to the start (several times daily, but check times in advance).

Route: Start - Craig Head - Findochty - Tronach Head - Portknockie & finish
Terrain: Good coastal paths with a few rough sections, especially if you detour to various headlands.
Wildlife today: Large pod of dolphins swimming east around Tronach Head; lots of eider ducks, a few other seabirds.
Weather today: Warm sunshine and light winds, temperature in high teens.

Name: Findochty ★☆☆
Description: Picturesque fishing village with a harbour to match.
Location: G.R.: NJ 463680 / doing downs stew

[Coastal scenery around Tronach Head]


Route credit: Moray Coast Trail (modified)

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