Califer Viewpoint

Views over the Laich o' Moray

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Take in the entire landscape of the Forres area from Califer Viewpoint. It’s an elevated position which looks down the farmland of the Laich o’ Moray, a low-lying stretch of land between Brodie and Fochabers.

A plaque shows the many landmarks that can be seen on a clear day, but most impressive is the full scope of Findhorn Bay, and the village of the same name which extends out onto the spit of land where the bay narrows before emptying into the Moray Firth.

From here you can also see, Blervie Castle, Findhorn Foundation, and many other local landmarks.

It’s a particularly peaceful spot, and recently characterised by an increasing number of trees planted in memory of people who have passed away.


You can get to Califer Viewpoint by driving east on the A96 about two miles. You’ll see a sign to Califer Viewpoint and Brodieshill. Follow this road and go uphill for about two miles and you’ll see Califer Viewpoint to the right just before the road descends back down the hill.

Or you can follow St Leonard’s Road out of Forres for about one mile, then take an unsignposted left fork just after you leave the town. Again you’ll climb for about two miles before coming to a crossroads. Go straight on, and climb further until you reach the top and Califer Viewpoint is on the left.

There is a good sized car park, picnic benches and seating at the viewpoint.

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