Moray is an outdoors enthusiast’s dream place to live, with our micro-climate due to the Gulf Stream, low rainfall and long summer daylight hours combined with superb scenery this part of Scotland is a joy to explore. Access laws in Scotland allow people to walk, cycle and horse ride anywhere so long as it is not a private garden or commercial area.
Walking – we have 3 special trails making up the 95-mile The Moray Way – made up of The Speyside Way, The Dava Way and the Moray Coastal Trail. These 3 routes encompass the River Spey, the distilleries and Mountains from the coast inland to Granton-on-Spey meeting up with the Dava Way a disused and historic railway track traversing moorland and forest back to Forres before meeting up with the Coastal Way following our sensational coastline all the way back to the Spey. Serious walkers may also like to check out the annual Moray Outdoor Walking Festival as well. Of course, these routes are open to cyclists and horse riders.
For those people just wanting to stretch their legs on shorter routes or looking for a good running route we can suggest many lovely routes from our own garden or a short drive away along the River Findhorn or Roseisle Beach. Road Cyclists will find a wide choice of routes with something for everyone.
The nearby Cairngorms National Park offers mountain treks and snow skiing in winter. Moray also offers wide range of water sports and Findhorn Marina is a good starting point. White Water rafting offers adventure enthusiasts some of the best white-water rafting in the UK.
Top Tip – if you are a horse-rider you will love this area as it offers limitless riding with little or no roadwork – experienced riders might like to borrow Tommy or Rosie and accompany Sheena on a hack. If you are looking to bring your own horse away for a break we are able to offer Bed and Breakfast for you and your horse.