The first hints of Autumn

The dew glistens on the grass, the combine harvesters have done their work and the black bound silage bundles sit silently in the fields, the feeling of summer has lessened, and the first hints of Autumn tinge the leaves on the trees. Meadow Pipit Flocks of Meadow Pipit flutter along in front of us as … Read more

The best wild swimming spots near Forres

Taking a dip in the cool, fresh waters is becoming increasingly popular around Forres. It’s free, it’s exhilarating, and it’s one of the best ways to experience your natural surroundings in the peace and tranquility that this area offers. Safety first: Wild swimmers should follow safety guidance at all times. Read our page on wild … Read more

The magnificent swans raising their cygnets in and around Forres

By David Slater, Birding Ecosse Walking around any of our local ponds and lochs, such as Loch of Blairs, Sanquhar Pond Burgie Arboretum or the pond at Brodie you cannot fail to notice the Swans, especially at this time of year when the Cygnets are newly hatched and looking so cute in their brown fluffy … Read more

Moray Coast Trail

The Moray Coast Trail is a stunning 50-mile walk along one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world… and it starts in Forres! With breathtaking views over the Moray Firth, rugged cliffs, hidden coves and the most deserted wide sandy beaches, it wends its way from Forres to Cullen and is well signposted. You … Read more

Birdwatching in Spring

Forres and the surrounding area in Springtime can only mean one thing – migration! As the daylight hours lengthen and the temperatures start to rise, birdwatchers keenly await the return of our summer visitors.  Wheatear One of the first to arrive is the Wheatear, a dapper looking bird with the male sporting a rather dashing black … Read more