Burghead

Moray | Village |

[View across Burghead Bay from Burghead Fort]

Little Burghead is situated at the east end of the 7-mile golden crescent of Burghead Bay. The settlement has been populated since at least Pictish times, and is still an important regional capital with a major fort and subterranean shrine - both of which you can still visit - belying the village's small size. January 11th each year sees the Burning of the Clavie - a historic fire festival - celebrated here. At the other end of the bay is Findhorn, with its own unusual appeal. Besides its beautiful position, almost surrounded by water and perched atop fragile sand dunes, it's also home to the Findhorn Foundation: eco-community and a thriving centre for alternative living.

[Findhorn beach (15/8/12)]

Location & info

📌 Burghead
Moray, G.R.: NJ 112690 ///curbed.began.butchers

🚶 Aside from the village itself, the coast path allows walkers access to nearby scenic spots and settlements.
🚌 There's a bus service from Elgin.



See & do (<1 mi away)

📌 Burghead Fort
💬 Earthworks of a Pictish fort with good views from the coastguard lookout (with refurbished visitor centre) built on top.
Off Granary Street, Burghead village centre, G.R.: NJ 108692 ///rock.fitter.pampered
Fort: always open. Visitor Centre: afternoons, April to September | Free

📌 Burghead Well ★★
💬 Ancient well - possibly once a Pictish shrine but later converted to a village water supply.
King Street, Burghead village centre, G.R.: NJ 110692 ///paradise.resolves.lamp
Open daily (pick up the key locally - see official website for details) | Free

Nearby (1-5 mi away)

>> Walk: Clashach & Covesea's cliffs & caves ★★★ (2 mi →)
>> Duffus Castle & Church page: St Peter's Kirk and Parish Cross (4 mi →); Duffus Castle ★★★ (5 mi →)
>> Walk: Sculptor's Cave - dark Moray secrets ★★★ (5 mi →)

📌 Findhorn beach ★★★
💬 Miles of sand to choose from stretching east from Findhorn village, backed by dunes.
5-min walk north of Findhorn village, G.R.: NJ 037650 ///cement.quiet.liquids

📌 Findhorn Foundation
💬 Sustainable eco-village and spiritual community, thriving here since the 1960s or 70s.
By the B9011 1 mi south of Findhorn village centre, G.R.: NJ 051636 ///unfolds.finalists.helper
Always open | Free

[Findhorn (15/8/12)]

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