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Giant's Steps Walk

(Time: approx. 1 1/2hrs)

Start at the entrance to the Caravan site. Take the path between the Municipal Cemetery and the Caravan Park.

In about 100 yds. (92m) there is a path leading to a small promontory on your left - Portlong Hythe.  This detour is worthwhile for the views.

Rejoin the path, which leads downwards. On the right there is a metal farm gate and a pedestrian gate. Go through the pedestrian gate and continue down towards the shore. As you approach the site of the erstwhile Salmon Bothy, bear right along the coastal path, which varies in degree of difficulty. As you approach Logie Head - 192ft.(58m) above sea level - it becomes narrow and steep and can be hazardous in bad weather. Then you come to the Giant's Steps, which a local man built - without the aid of lifting gear or mechanical aids - in 1989.

Rock formations and nesting colonies of seabirds provide points of interest. The path becomes wider here, and as you progress, you cross a crude bridge. Here the bracken can be very dense. Leading upwards to the right through a deep gully is a narrow path, which is uneven and steep, and can be treacherous - especially after rain. At any safe point it is well worthwhile to pause and admire the view. Go through a metal gate and up the left-hand edge of the field. The path then becomes wider - and on your right are the ruins of Logie House.

Stay on this path until you are directly above the Playing Field. Bear right at the gated 'T' junction. Follow the path down to the point from where you began your walk.

Sturdy footwear is a 'must', and because of the briars, wearing shorts is not recommended!

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Site of former Salmon Bothy

Site of former Salmon Bothy

Cullen Bay

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Cullen House & Cullen Auld Kirk

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Giant's Steps Walk

Giant's Steps Walk

Sunnyside Beach and Findlater Castle

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Crannoch Wood Walk

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Crannoch Hill Walk

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Cullen Bay and Portknockie

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This project was part-financed by the scottish goverment and the european community moray leader 2007-2017 programme.