O.S. Sheet 28 Length 15km (9 miles) Ascent: 90m

Come and join us on this lovely coastal walk. We start in a pinewood plantation (105658) where we might see red squirrels and interesting bird life. The route then proceeds northwards to Burghead, where we may extend the walk to the harbour and hope to see dolphins and perhaps whales. (weather dependant).

We now join the Moray Coastal Route on the disused railway line to Hopeman, then continue on a path along the cliff tops, looking down onto the rocky shore line, and enjoing extensive views across the Moray Firth. At Clashach Quarry there is an exhibition beside the path of fossilised reptile footprints - they lived on the sandstone ridge c. 230 million years ago! On the final section of the walk we go along the sands to Covesea Lghthouse and finish at the caravan site (205709). We may reverse the route depending on wind direction.

The walk is on good forest tracks and paths, with only a short section on the cliff tops where it could be muddy.

Walkers must wear walking boots, warm and waterproof clothing and take plenty of food and liquids. These are esential.

Coach/minibus leaves Culter Village Hall at 8.00am and returns approximately 7.30pm.
Bus Fee: Members 10. Non-members 12.

Email info@culterhillwalking.org.uk NO LATER THAN WEDNESDAY 2 APRIL

Culter hillwalking club has no members who are qualified leaders or instructors. Therefore anyone volunteering to assist the club on a meet cannot be held responsible for other members' welfare. Members must be aware they are solely responsible for themselves at all times

Hillwalking and mountaineering are activities with a danger of personal injury and death. Those participating in these activities should be aware of the risks and accept the responsibility for their own actions and involvement. No responsibility can be accepted by Culter Hillwalking club committee, members, guests or co-ordinators of walks for any mishap, which may occur, during a meet.

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