Friday 22nd April 2022 (afternoon)

The final section of our walking the Moray Coastal Trail – Findlater Castle to Sandend (3.0 miles).

This was our second walk today and completed our travels along the Moray Coastal Trail. I don’t think we needed to do it as the whole walk was not in Moray but in Aberdeenshire. We wanted to be sure to complete the Trail after the advice from the couple yesterday. The track was certainly of a much lower standard.

We took the car into Buckie and did some shopping. We then drove out to Sandend and started walking at 3.15.

We were not supposed to use the track but we went on anyway. We are real hooligans. There seems to have been a large landslip above the houses beside the harbour.

This shows the standard of the path.

There was plenty whins in bloom but no primroses like on yesterday’s section.

The marker posts are definitely not Moray Coastal Trail posts.

At the other end at the castle. Yes the footpath seems to be closed but we hooligans went on it anyway. I blame Mairi.

We didn’t go out to the castle having been here yesterday!

We just turned round and retraced our steps back to Sandend.

We got back to the car in Sandend at 4.30. 

So now we have done

1. Forres to FindhornSaturday 14th March 2020 (unrecorded)
2. Findhorn to RoseisleTuesday 16th November 2021
3. Roseisle to BurgheadSaturday 19th December 2020
4. Burghead to HopemanFriday 9th October 2020
5. Hopeman to LossiemouthFriday 23rd July 2021
6. Lossiemouth to Lossie ForestThursday 30th December 2021
7. Lossie Forest to KingstonThursday 24th March 2022
8. Kingston to PortgordonWednesday 20th April 2022
9. Portgordon to BuckieSunday 17th April 2022
10. Buckie to PortessieSaturday 16th April 2022
11. Portessie to FindochtyFriday 22nd April 2022
12. Findochty to PortknockieSaturday 4th September 2021 (unrecorded)
13. Portknockie to CullenSaturday 30th August 2014
14. Cullen to Findlater CastleThursday 21st April 2022
15. Findlater Castle to SandendToday

We have done it. We have walked the whole Moray Coastal Trail there and back! Though we have done it in sections. It has taken eight years! I was a young guy in my fifties on that first section from Portknockie to Cullen. I had no hernia then and a reasonable prostate. Here I am now. We never considered back then doing the whole Trail.

The total mileage we have walked is 113.4 miles. I record the tracks for walks using a Garmin Etrex20. It is an amazing walk.