Days Out

WHISKY

Set in the heart of beautiful Moray and Speyside, the Malt whisky trail is the ultimate, unique Scottish experience for visitors and locals alike. Home to more than half of Scotland’s malt whisky distilleries, including a functioning, historic distillery, the trail is an ideal place to discover more about this age-old spirit

Ben Romach, in Forres is the closest to us, and one of the best for friendliness and professionalism. They also have a tour for their Red Door Gin which has had brilliant reviews.

If you fancy visiting a few others, The Malt Whisky Trail website has the best information for the variety Moray has to offer.

Find out more:
Malt Whisky Trail: http://maltwhiskytrail.com/malt-whisky-country/distilleries/
Benromach Distillery: https://www.benromach.com/distillery

LOGIE STEADING

Logie steading is a cosy little courtyard with a book shop and various craft shops, a whisky & gin shop and a café. They also have a play park and a great walk up to Randolph’s leap, which has some interesting history. Take the A940 along the Grantown road and then when you get to Logie take a right down a windy road. The steading is sign posted to the right or you can carry on for a minute or two and park to walk near the river and Randolph’s leap.

Find out more:
Logie Steading: https://www.logie.co.uk

BRODIE

In Brodie, along the A96 between Nairn (which has a lovely beach and high street) and Forres, you can visit Brodie castle. Walk toward the castle from the car park and then head left walking all the way down their garden, cross the little road, then walk around the duck pond in a big loop. They also have a hidden bird hide. Pop into their café or have a tour of the historic castle before you leave. Then drive back up the road to Brodie Country fare which has so many different things, (a good place to buy gifts) a quality food hall and restaurant.

Find out more:
Brodie Country Fare: https://www.brodiecountryfare.com

DUFFUS CASTLE

Drive out the far side of Hopeman and take the second right, heading toward Duffus, then keep following that road until you see a sign for a road on the left, for Duffus Castle. After a few minutes on that road you should see another sign for the castle. Go down the farm track type road and visit the wonderful ruins of Duffus Castle.

Find out more:
Duffus Castle: https://www.historicenvironment.scot/visit-a-place/places/duffus-castle/

Activities And Courses

THE LOFT

Just a short drive from Findhorn in Kinloss, The Loft offers lots of different activities ideal for all ages. Pottery painting, archery, quad biking, laser tag and fairy trails are just a few of the things you can do here, for a family day out. Advance booking highly recommended.

Find out more:
The Loft: https://theloft.co.uk

ACE ADVENTURES

Fancy an adrenaline filled adventure? Book online to have a go at white water rafting, paintballing or canyoning down the River Findhorn. They have loads of adventure activities to choose from if you feel you need a bit more excitement in your life!

Find out more:
Ace Adventures: https://aceadventures.co.uk

ALPACA SAFARI

On the outskirts of Elgin, take a trip to see some alpacas! Learn more about them, feed and walk them on this lovely little farm. There is also a café and gift shop to visit after you’ve been on your trek! Make sure to book before you go though.

Find out more:
Alpaca Safari: https://www.alpacadaysout.co.uk

WILD THINGS

An environmental education charity based in Findhorn, Wild Things! Offer a variety of courses for all ages. Check their website or Facebook page for details of more courses.

Find out more:
Wild Things: https://wild-things.org.uk

Explore The Area

GOLF

With a variety of coast and countryside, Moray Firth Golf offers great courses with unforgettable views. Stretching along the southern coast of the firth from Nairn through to Forres, Kinloss, Hopeman and Lossiemouth. The area extends south into a broad triangle which incorporates land in the cairngorms with an altitude exceeding 250m is some places. Perfect for avid golfers or those wishing to try out the sport.

BIRDS

Findhorn Bay being the largest of Moray’s estuaries it is home to a wide range of wildlife. A brilliant spot for ornithologists or bird watchers, the tidal bay is home to ospreys, swans, waders, many types of geese and of course the gulls! No matter the time of year there is always an abundance of wildfowl and some of the lucky ones may even spot an otter or two.

CYCLING

Cycling within Moray offers terrain for a variety of experience levels. The national cycle route 1 works its way through Moray on its way from Aberdeen to Inverness. Meandering through the countryside, the route visits the main moray towns on peaceful roads, with ample opportunity to explore the other attractions offered at each place and witness the exceptional views

WALKS

WalkHighlands is a great website detailing many of the walks in the local area and further afield. They give a general description of the walk, options for getting there and statistics to help you determine if the walk will be for you or not. If you would like to know some more of our favourites, feel free to drop an email.