Historical jump across dangerous gorge
Randolph’s Leap is a walk along the River Findhorn, named after a specific point where the gorge narrows.
It is said that at this point Thomas Randolph , who later became the Earl of Moray was chasing a member of the Comyn family who leaped the narrows to escape. It was originally called Comyn’s Leap, but the name has gradually changed to Randolph’s Leap.
Given the gap, it is unlikely this actually happened, but the name has stuck and it is a popular local walk. The area is designated an SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) and is an important wildlife area.
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Travel itinerary plannerRandolph’s Leap is in the following sections:
- Distance from Forres: 6.7 miles
- Postcode: IV36 2TB
- What3words: fattening.fuels.juggles
- What’s nearby: Forres
- Tags: Waymarked walks, nature, wildlife (all areas)