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Buckie to Fochabers

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A mixture of coastal and riverside walking from Buckie to Fochabers.  
Distance 17.6 km
4:20 h
37 m
17 m
Starting from the fishing port of Buckie follow the coastline of Spey Bay before turning left along a disused railway line to follow the River Spey to Fochabers.
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Author
Catherine Allan 
Update: August 22, 2019
Highest point
39 m
Lowest point
2 m

Tips and hints

This walk appears in the following itineraries:

WSSSW1

WSSSW2

WSSSW3

WSSSW4

WSSSW5

Start

Buckie fishing port (19 m)
Coordinates:
OS Grid
NJ 42518 65639
DD
57.676926, -2.965444
DMS
57°40'36.9"N 2°57'55.6"W
UTM
30V 502060 6392742
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Destination

Fochabers (detour left off the Way to reach the High Street)

Turn-by-turn directions

These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with our traditional documentation. We have recently embarked on a conversion initiative to bring the two elements together, and this itinerary will be covered in due course.

In the meantime, using the two elements alongside each other should go a long way to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem free day.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

OS Grid
NJ 42518 65639
DD
57.676926, -2.965444
DMS
57°40'36.9"N 2°57'55.6"W
UTM
30V 502060 6392742
w3w 
///castle.holidays.fuses
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Rating

5.0
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Ynske Fawcett
July 30, 2018 · Community
Wonderful start to our Speyside Way adventure! Fantastic views!
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Monday, 30 July 2018, 20:52
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Monday, 30 July 2018, 20:53
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Monday, 30 July 2018, 20:54
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Monday, 30 July 2018, 20:54
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Jay Dawson
May 29, 2018 · Community
Very nice hike, great weather. Trochelhill Country House is great
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Tuesday, May 29, 2018 4:29:44 PM
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Mouth of the Spey River
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Spey River from Bridge near Fochaber off trail
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Distance
17.6 km
Duration
4:20 h
Ascent
37 m
Descent
17 m

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