Moray Way

A challenging and varied circular walk, taking in fine scenery within a secluded corner of Scotland.

8 nights
95 miles
Moderate / Demanding

From £730 per person

Find out about the tour

About this route

The Moray Way links three Scottish walks - the Speyside Way, the Dava Way and the Moray Coast Trail - to form a circular trail showcasing magnificent Scottish landscapes. There are many unique towns and villages to explore, as well as a number of distilleries and other industrial landmarks.

The trail follows a mixture of riverside paths, tranquil woodland and open moorland before turning onto a scenic coastline of sand dunes and clifftop paths. The walk passes through the green countryside of the Cairngorms National Park, visits the local nature reserve at Findhorn Bay, traverses impressive viaducts and climbs atop Dava Summit, boasting incredible views in all directions.

Moray Way map
Circular trail beginning at Fochabers
95 miles (152 km)
21st March to 31st October

Holiday Highlights

Discovering the variety of distilleries in the area and learning about their industrial history.

Taking in the spectacular panoramic views of the Cairngorm peaks from Dava Summit.

Spotting dolphins, seals and whales from the Moray coast, as well as a vast variety of birdlife.

Available tours

CodeTourDurationDifficultyPrice per person
MORW1 A circular trail beginning at Fochabers 8 nights, 7 days walking Moderate / Demanding£730

Moray Way 8 nights, 7 days walking

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  • Itinerary
  • What's included?
  • Extra nights?
  • Tour facts
  • Route profile
  • Travel info
  • Weather

Travel to Fochabers where your first night's accommodation has been booked

Day 1

Fochabers to Craigellachie. 13 miles (21km)

Day 2

Craigellachie to Ballindalloch. 12 miles (19km)

Day 3

Ballindalloch to Grantown-on-Spey. 13 miles (21km)

Day 4

Grantown-on-Spey to Dunphail(T). 14.5 miles (23km)

Day 5

Dunphail(T) to Findhorn. 14.5 miles (23km)

Day 6

Findhorn to Lossiemouth. 15.5 miles (25km)

Day 7

Lossiemouth to Fochabers. 13 miles (21km)


Depart from Fochabers after breakfast

Your Itinerary

This itinerary lists our preferred overnight stops for this tour. Sometimes there may be a shortage of available accommodation in a preferred location, in which case we will transfer you from the trail to your accommodation and back again at no extra charge. Overnight stops marked with a (T) will always require transfers as standard.

The daily mileages quoted are average trail miles only and do not include the distance from the trail to your accommodation. We do not expect you to have to walk more than a mile from the trail to your accommodation; should your accommodation be further than this, transfers will be provided as standard.

Below are the additional costs that may apply depending on your requirements. Dog friendly tours are subject to a Daily Dog Charge, which will be listed below if applicable. Our standard prices per person are based upon two people sharing a room; if you are walking on your own, or are part of a group but require a room of your own, then the Solo Walker or Single Supplements apply respectively:

A note about transfers
Solo Walker Supplement
£50.00 per person / per night
Single Supplement
£30.00 per person / per night

You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£55.00 per person / per night

What's included?

  • 8 nights accommodation in en-suite rooms (where available) in selected B&B’s, hotels, inns and guesthouses along the trail, or a short distance away via taxi provided at our expense.
  • Breakfast each day.
  • Door to door luggage transfer.
  • Maps with the route marked on and a guidebook or route notes describing the trail.
  • An information pack containing an itinerary, instructions on how to find your accommodation each night and a kit list.
  • Detailed travel instructions on how to get to the start of your holiday and back from the end of it.

Extra Nights & Rest Days

For those eager to discover more about the many locations that the Moray Way passes through, or simply need some extra time to rest before the next stretch of the walk, we allow you to add as many extra nights as you like into your holiday at any of the overnight stops along the trail.

As the trail begins and finishes in Fochabers, this village is a great option for an extra night either at the start or at the end of your walking holiday. Those interested in the local history would enjoy a visit to the Fochabers Folk Museum, where you can browse a collection of carriages and an eclectic array of everyday objects showing the way of life in the north east of Scotland in the 18th and 19th centuries. There are also plenty of other interesting buildings here, as well as a range of shops and eateries to cater to every taste.

Grantown-on-Spey is another lovely little settlement that would be ideal for an extra night?s stay. The village dates back to 1765 and boasts a wealth of history to discover, with interesting places such as Grantown Museum detailing the village's origin and development. The Visitor Information Centre also has plenty of guidance and advice with regards to making the most of your stay, as well as providing detailed information on local walks in Anagach Woods, Cairngorms National Park and other nearby attractions.

Lossiemouth would also make a good choice for an extra night due to its range of facilities, beautiful surroundings and spectacular marina. The town is ideal for sailing and surfing, and also offers boat trips to go dolphin-spotting and sea-angling. For those looking for quieter activities, Lossiemouth has a wonderful theatre, several museums and plenty of castles and other sites of interest within walking distance, just waiting to be discovered.

You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£55.00 per person / per night

Tour Facts

Total distance: 95 miles (152 km)
Duration: 8 nights, 7 days walking
Minimum daily distance: 12 miles (19 km)
Maximum daily distance: 15.5 miles (25 km)
Code: MORW1 Grade: Moderate / Demanding
Season: 21st March - 31st October
Start of holiday: Fochabers
End of holiday: Fochabers

Route Profile

Moray Way Route Profile

Travel Information

Useful information and travel links that will assist you in your plans to travel to the start of the holiday and back from the end of it are sent to you with your full tour pack. A summary is given below:

By Air - The most convenient major city and international airports are Inverness, Aberdeen and Edinburgh.

By Rail - The nearest rail station to Fochabers is at Elgin (about 9 miles away).

By Bus - Various bus services run to and from Fochabers.

From London - Trains run from London Kings Cross station to Elgin. From there a bus/taxi will be required to Fochabers.

Return To The Start - The Moray Way is a circular tour beginning and ending in Fochabers.

Weather Information

To find out more about the weather forecast for your chosen holiday's general location, please see the following websites:

  • MetCheck - This website allows you to look up detailed weather information for specific locations as far as six months in advance.
  • Met Office - This website shows regional area forecasts a few days in advance, with a general UK forecast description of up to 30 days in advance.
  • Mountain Forecast - This website shows what the forecast is like up on specific hills and fells, and offers forecasts a few days in advance.

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