| On the approach to Stonehaven, note Dunnottar Castle and
enjoy spectacular coastal scenery near Muchalls, south of Aberdeen. Visit nature reserve
at Newburgh (visitor centre) and Collieston. Northwards is Bullers of Buchan (spectacular
rock formation). Peterhead (museum) has largest white fish landing port in Scotland. North
again is Loch of Strathbeg (bird reserve and visitor centre). Stay overnight in the area.
West of fishing port of Fraserburgh (lighthouse, fine beach) and
Rosehearty (meal mill) lie Pennan and Crovie (picturesque fishing settlements). On either
side of the River Deveron lie Macduff, (busy fishing harbour) and Banff, (picturesque
Georgian architecture). Further west is Whitehills (harbour), Portsoy (attractive period
waterfront) and Sandend (fine beach). Just inland is Fordyce (picturesque village, visitor
centre). West again is Cullen (attractive setting), Portknockie (spectacular rock
formation), Findochty and Bukie (fishing harbour, visitor centre). Overnight stay in area.
Estury of River Spey lies to the west (local walks, views
of seals, visitor centre, start of Speyside Way). Continue west to Lossiemouth (fishing
harbour) and the attractive coast via Burghead and Hopeman to Findhorn (yachting, sandy