Out & About

Where Do We Start?

From castles to long sandy beaches fringed by forests, whether you come here to relax or explore the history and scenery, the Moray Firth and Moray Speyside areas are a delight for all. Moray is becoming a priority destination for walkers, cyclists, whisky drinkers, nature lovers, photographers, or those just wanting to get away from it all. Its coastline is regarded as one of the best in the world.

Kinloss makes an ideal base and starting point from which to explore further afield. There is a multitude of activities for both adults and children. Apart from walking, cycling, and swimming, there is also a golf course and horse riding nearby.
Holiday cottage in Moray Firth


Holiday cottage in Moray Firth




Holiday cottage in Moray Firth
There are few places in my life that I’ve found more ruggedly beautiful than the Highlands of Scotland. The place is magical - it’s so far north, so remote, that sometimes it feels like you’ve left this world and gone to another.

Julia London, Author

Places to see, things to do


Holiday cottage in Moray Firth

Close to home is the renowned Findhorn village where there are plenty of opportunities such as boat trips across the bay to see the Dolphins, swimming, or just walking along the very long sandy beach. There are excellent restaurants and pubs serving good food with views across the bay. www.visitfindhorn.uk


Holiday cottage in Moray Firth

Forres, 10 minutes away, boasts impressive parks and gardens containing outstanding floral sculptures. It is home to a number of craft shops and art galleries as well as pubs, restaurants and cafes. www.visitforres.scot

Kinloss, Aviation Museum

Just a few minutes down the road in Kinloss is the Aviation Museum which is a very interesting place for both adults and children.

Brodie Countryfare

Brodie Countryfare

Situated in a relaxing rural environment just a few minutes drive from Brodie Castle, Brodie Countryfare has created one of the most pleasant shopping experiences in the North of Scotland, blending quality with a traditional Scottish welcome. As well as clothing, beauty products, gifts and home interiors, their food hall stocks the best of Scottish and Speyside produce including a vast array of shortbreads, preserves, and home bakes. Their deli tempts every taste including cheeses and homemade chocolates. 



Holiday cottage in Moray Firth

Just a 5 minutes’ drive away is Roseisle beach, where there are beautiful forests next to the beach, extending all the way to Burghead, a peaceful coastal village with ancient roots. Roseisle is popular with families and walkers and where the beach is safe for swimming. There is ample parking space and a hot/cold snack bar serving hot drinks and food. www.forestryandland.gov.scot/visit/roseisle


Holiday cottage in Moray Firth

Culbin Forest is just the other side of Forres. Culbin has a fascinating network of tracks to explore on foot or bike. Most of the forest is an RSPB reserve so great if you’re a keen birdwatcher. www.forestryandland.gov.scot/visit/culbin



If you are staying during the winter months there is the possibility of skiing in the Cairngorms which is just over an hour and twenty minutes from Kinloss. The drive to and through the Cairngorms is beautiful, passing through Grantown-on-Spey, a great place to visit on the way. www.visitcairngorms.com

The Malt Whiskey Trail

The Malt Whisky Trail is a uniquely immersive whisky experience — but the journey you’ll take along The Trail is about so much more.

As you embark along the road through malt whisky country, you’ll encounter a huge variety of sites to see and things to do.

You’ll find globally renowned textiles mills, cosy seaside cafes, and world-class outdoor pursuits.

Cawdor Castle

Brodie Castle

A traditional Scottish Castle to visit nearby is Cawdor Castle which boasts three very different gardens. Each with its own history that generations of owners have transformed and extended. www.cawdorcastle.com

Landmark Forest Adventure


A day out at Landmark Forest Adventure Park for the children is well worth a visit in Scotland’s No 1 Theme Park. www.landmarkpark.co.uk

Logie steading visitor centre

Logie Steading

This unique visitor centre and shopping village is set in the beautiful Findhorn valley. Logie Steading is home to artisan makers and retailers as well as the new ‘The Cafe’. Its beautiful setting offers plenty of opportunities to explore the Logie House Garden, the play park, and the spectacular walks along the River Findhorn. 


Fishing on the River Findhorn

Fishing at Findhorn
Scotland is the home of salmon fishing, famed for its beautiful rivers and magnificent scenery and salmon fishing on the River Findhorn at Logie is no exception. The estate offers interesting and exciting fishing on the beautiful River Findhorn, covering a total of 3.25 miles of the river with the downstream limit being about 9.5 miles from the river mouth. The Findhorn is a medium-sized spate river, and the Logie section covers some spectacular gorge scenery with the chance to catch a mixture of salmon and grilse, and, occasionally, sea trout. www.logie.co.uk/estate/fishing