Four Harbours Walk…

After my cousin had shown she was ‘interested’ in an event on Facebook (Long Distance Walkers Association), I asked if she was genuinely keen to attempt the 19 mile Lossiemouth, Hopeman, Burghead and Findhorn coastal walk. My longest walk had been around 12 miles; hers was 4… We hesitated but agreed to meet up on the 26th March with our best trainers and water bottles…

Sarah had been born and schooled along the Moray coast and knew it well. I had spent every possible school holiday there with our cousins, aunties and uncles up to the age of 15 and knew it by getting piggy-backs to the sandy beach for a BBQ which was no research to assist in our epic journey! And off we headed…

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From Lossiemouth we were straight onto the beach from harbour number 1 passing the caves and Covesea Lighthouse…

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Covesea Lighthouse


The next harbour (number 2!) was Hopeman where we stopped, rubbed sore feet and ate our sandwiches. Blister plasters applied, we were back on our way.

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We walked passed Hopeman quarry before lunch where our well informed geologist friend had known about ‘dinosaur foot prints’ (actually, pre-dinosaur) which had been uncovered and carefully moved to one side…

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Hopeman Quarry