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Three Days on the North-East Coast - Stonehaven to Findhorn 125 Miles (200KM)

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 beach).

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