Moray Way

Overview

Trail Details
>   Prices from: £ 690.00 per person
>   Start / Finish: Fochabers
>   Distance: 95 miles (152 km)
>   Duration: 7 to 9 days according to choice
>   Availability: Any start date from March to October
>   Grading: Moderate
>   Way-marked

Moray Way Highlights

  • An inspirational journey among nature reserves and castles in Scotland's best kept coastal secret: Moray
  • Discover the fascinating archaeological heritage of ancient Pictish settlements
  • Sample some of Scotland's finest whisky at the world famous distilleries in Speyside
  • Traverse across woodland and open moorlands towards the impressive Divie viaduct in Dava
  • Sueno's Stone - the largest surviving carved stone from early medieval Scotland
  • Journey through a varied landscape of lush forests, expansive moorlands and beautiful coastline

The Moray Way combines the Dava Way, the Moray Coast Trail, and the Speyside Way to form a wonderful 95 mile circular route which incorporates a wide variety of Scotland's unique landscapes and wildlife. From expansive beaches and rugged clifftops, to wide straths, fertile farmlands, forests, and open moorland and hills - the Moray Way encompasses the best that the north east Highlands can offer.

The route also links charming villages and coastal towns, replete with historical and archeological interest, from ancient standing stones to medieval castles. There is plenty of opportunity to visit whisky distilleries and enjoy the local “water of life”.

The three trails that comprise the Moray Way - The Speyside Way, the Dava Way and the Moray Coast Trail - each have a unique character. The walk starts with valleys and riverside walks, followed by a ramble along a famous disused railway line, and finally leads to a coastal walk on one of the finest stretches of coast in the UK. All three trails are well way-marked.

The first two sections of the way are slightly more challenging - traversing through the heart of Malt Whisky country, onward towards the original railway link connecting the Highlands to the south now forming the solitary Dava Way path. You are rewarded once you reach the beautiful Moray Coast, with its sweeping and expansive landscapes. Take your time as you take in the views of rugged cliffs, caves and sheltered coves, fishing harbours and panoramic sandy beaches. You may be lucky and spot some Moray Firth dolphins, seals, fulmars, red throated divers, capercaillie, ospreys, buzzards, wildcats, pine martens, and deer.