The Eathie Burn

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The three parts of the walk are the level beginning, the zigzags down the cliff to the shore and along the beach. The first views are of the rich farmland on the Black Isle plateau; later ones are coastal views on the descent to the shore. The path is good (a muddy patch or two in wet weather) and boots are recommended, particularly for walking along the shore.

The interpretative centre now in the old salmon bothy is well worth a visit; having seen samples of fossils (ammonites) there you will know what to look for as you comb the beach to the mouth of the Eathie Burn.

This is now a Site of Special Scientific Interest, so you are not allowed to attack the cliffs with your hammer; it may be used only to crack open the fossil-bearing nodules found on the shore...

With binoculars you should see the Moray Firth dolphins. This is a good family walk (with dog).

Scotland - Highlands and Islands - Highland - Black Isle


Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Good for Kids, Great Views, Museum, Sea, Wildlife, Woodland

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29.9 Miles