Roseisle beach and forest

Roseisle beach and forest This beautiful beach seamlessly connects Findhorn and Burghead. It’s a beautiful, wide strip of smooth sand with a dune bank. It’s punctuated with concrete blocks that were put here in WWII to stop enemies from using the beach as a perfect landing place to offload tanks. Although many of them have … Read more

The Green Loch

Sitting deep within the Glenmore Forest in the Cairngorms National Park is this little gem, The Green Loch – so-called due to its unusually deep and vivid turquoise colour. Most maps and information boards use the Gaelic name ‘An Lochan Uaine’ which translates literally as the Green Lochan, but more commonly referred to locally as … Read more

Ben Rinnes

Ben Rinnes is Moray’s highest peak, with a summit of 2733ft (841 metres). It offers outstanding views of the surrounding countryside. It is a popular spot for walking, mountain biking and running. Although visible for miles around, it has few remarkable features unless you actually climb it. The trail is a steady ascent of 541 … Read more


Millbuies is a trout fishery and country estate easily accessible by road, and providing a pleasant place to walk and fish as well as a habitat for wildlife. Four miles south of Elgin and 16 miles from Forres (25 minutes) The park consists of a loch with a circular, or figure of eight, walk – … Read more

Boath Doocot

This interesting little building is one of many doocots dotted all over Scotland. Doocot is the Scots word for dovecot, which is a small building for pigeons or doves (doos). This one at Auldearn (9 miles from Forres is in very good condition and stands on a circular mound of land called a motte where … Read more