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Short Sweet Circulars

This is a resource of local short cycle routes around the towns of Moray, ordered from nice flat easy cycling, to something with a bit of a hill! We aim to keep it as updated as often possible, so if we’ve missed any, let us know!

The Elgin Experience

The Elgin Experience is a 13 mile (21km) route starting and finishing in Cooper Park. The route takes you up through New Elgin and Miltonduff, and round past Quarrel Wood and Findrassie Wood.

The route tries to avoid too many busy junctions, but where this has been unavoidable it might be advisable to dismount and walk, particularly during heavy traffic flow, or if there are youngsters in the group.

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The Lossiemouth Loop

The Lossiemouth Loop is a 14 mile (23km) route starting and finishing at West Beach in Lossiemouth, taking you out round the RAF base, past Duffus Castle and Covesea.

The whole route is relatively flat and passes through fertile farming country. Watch out for the low-flying jets during the first two miles, as you pass close to the runway in the RAF base.

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The Forres Foray

The Forres Foray is a 10 mile (16km) route, starting and finishing in the centre of Forres. It is quite steep in places, but your uphill struggle on the way out will be rewarded with a downhill on the way back. It takes you out past the Golf Course to Rafford and back past the woodlands and Dallas Dhu distillery and back via Balnageith.

At different spots along the route you will see wonderful views of Findhorn Bay and over the Moray Firth, the forests of Darnaway and the hills of the Highlands in the background.
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Buckie – Maud Meander

The Buckie – Maud Meander is a 10 mile (16km) route, starting and finishing at Cluny Square in Buckie. It is quite steep in places, but your uphill struggle on the way out will be rewarded with a downhill on the way back. It takes you out through Rathaven and round the back of the Hill of Maud following the Burn of Buckie back to the centre of town.

The Hill of Maud offers a picnic site and fantastic viewpoint, allowing you to take in views across Moray and the Moray Firth.
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Scenic Speyside

The Scenic Speyside is a 10 mile (16km) route, starting and finishing on the banks of the Spey, on the outskirts of Fochabers. It is quite steep in places, but your uphill struggle on the way out will be rewarded with a downhill on the way back. It takes you out past Ordiequish to Boat o’ Brig, then follows the B9015 back through Inchberry and Dipple to Mosstodloch.

Part of the route takes you along little used roads with a few potholes to negotiate. It will also test your stamina and your brakes as the ascents and descents are sharp and full of tight corners.
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