Thursday 20 April 2017

Hopeman to Spey Bay

Beach Huts and East Beach, Hopeman

Here's some views from a little jolly, setting off from home...

East Beach and Daisy Rock, Hopeman

It was a lovely day - I was even down to a tee shirt for a while!

Looking back (west) towards Hopeman and Burghead


West from above Clashach Cove

Beautiful Cove Bay near Hopeman

Lookng back (west) from above Clashach Quarry


Rafe - Moray Coast Trail, east of Cove Bay

Primrose Bay

Primrose Bay (views west)

Coastguard watchtower - west of Covesea

Caves and stacks near Covesea

Views west from near Covesea

More caves and Covesea Lighthouse

Rafe - near Covesea

Rafe has the beach to himself - near Covesea

Looking back to Covesea Lighthouse

Losiemouth from West Beach

Looking west along Lossiemouth West Beach

Bridge over the River Lossie

Rafe - teetering on the Lossie Bridge

Rafe - views east along Lossiemouth East Beach

Lossiemouth from East Beach

Rubbish sculpture east of Lossiemouth

Looking back towards Lossiemouth

Looking west from by Innes Links

WW2 Defences - Moray Coast near Lossiemouth

We stopped for a spot of lunch, tucked into the undergrowth, out of the wind, beside the first pill box on this bit of the Moray Coast Trail.

WW2 Defences - Moray Coast near Lossiemouth

Moray Coast Trail near Kingston - views east

Moray Coast Trail near Kingston (Binn Hill Rifle Range)

Views west from Moray Coast Trail near Kingston

Bridge over the Drainer Burn, Kingston

School Brae path between Kingston and Garmouth

Garmouth village

Rafe - Spey Viaduct

River Spey from by Spey Viaduct
Scottish Wildlife Trust Reserve

River Spey and Spey Viaduct

River Spey near Spey Bay

I made use of the lovely cafe at the Whale and Dolphin Centre at Spey Bay - good coffee...

Rafe and ears at Spey Bay

...before Jim came to pick us up - a little footsore and windswept - but another great walk completed.

Views east along the spit at Spey Bay

Route: Hopeman (Home), E along Moray Coast Trail National Trail route to Spey Bay (via Lossimouth, Kingston, and Garmouth).

Maps:  OS Explorer 423 Elgin, Forres & Lossiemouth and OS Explorer 424 Buckie & Keith

Statistics:  Distance: 27.8km  Ascent: 200m  Time: 7 hours

Moray Coast Trail

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