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Cullen to Portsoy

A leisurely walk (coast) starting and finishing in Moray, Scotland, about 9.33km (5.80 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 2:15. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 57m (187ft)
Loss 65m (213ft)
Max. Elevation 60m (196ft)
Elevation (total) 122m (400ft)
Start
Cullen
End
Portsoy, Banff, Banffshire, Scotland
Distance 9.33km
(5.8mi)
Duration ~2:15
Difficulty  
Leisurely
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by Timwoods on 31 Jan 2012
This walk follows the coastline along the Moray Firth. The  region contains some of the finest coastline in Scotland, and this walk offers a taster, with hidden sandy beaches, a ruined castle and lots of cliffs. Keep your eyes peeled on the waters too - the Moray Firth is famous for its dolphins and Minke whales. Sometimes they swim close to the coast, so there is a chance to spot them.

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Waypoints

OS Grid NJ511671
Take the bus to Cullen to start the walk.
Lighthouse About 0.25 km (~0.16 miles) from
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Head down to the lighthouse for good views over Cullen Bay.
Along the coast About 1.17 km (~0.73 miles) from
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Walk past the caravan park heading east along the coast.
Logie Head About 0.75 km (~0.47 miles) from
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Walk out to the cliffs at Logie Head for views across the Moray Firth. It's a popular spot for rock climbers too.
Sandside Beach About 1.02 km (~0.63 miles) from
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Follow the coastline to this beautiful sandy beach. Perfect for a tea stop (if you brought a Thermos).
Findlater Castle About 0.72 km (~0.45 miles) from
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This ruined castle sits right on the coast. Well worth exploring: www.findlater.org.uk/Castle.htm
Sandend About 1.52 km (~0.94 miles) from
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Pass through the village of Sandend. There is a distillery here too; the whole region around Speyside is famous for its whisky.
Redhythe Point About 2.24 km (~1.39 miles) from
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More climbers to be found at Redhythe Point, no doubt.
Portsoy About 1.66 km (~1.03 miles) from
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Finish the walk in Portsoy, where you can catch the bus back home.

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