2.8 of 5 (43 votes)

Cullen to Portsoy

A moderate walk (coast) starting and finishing in Moray, Scotland, about 9.80km (6.09 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 2:45h. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 57m (187ft)
Descent 65m (213ft)
Max. Elevation 60m (196ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 122m (400ft)
Portsoy, Banff, Banffshire, Scotland
Distance 9.80km
Duration ~2:45h
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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Take the bus to Cullen to start the walk.
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Head down to the lighthouse for good views over Cullen Bay.
About 0.25 km (~0.16 miles) from
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Walk past the caravan park heading east along the coast.
About 1.17 km (~0.73 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.
About 0.75 km (~0.47 miles) from
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Follow the coastline to this beautiful sandy beach. Perfect for a tea stop (if you brought a Thermos).
About 1.02 km (~0.63 miles) from
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This ruined castle sits right on the coast. Well worth exploring: www.findlater.org.uk/Castle.htm
About 0.72 km (~0.45 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.
About 1.52 km (~0.94 miles) from
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More climbers to be found at Redhythe Point, no doubt.
About 2.24 km (~1.39 miles) from
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Finish the walk in Portsoy, where you can catch the bus back home.
About 1.66 km (~1.03 miles) from

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