Findhorn Page Updated 21/11/12
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Link to Undiscovered Scotland
Forresweb.net www.findhorn.org www.greater-speyside.com/
Findhorn & Whisky
No direct links, but within the Findhorn Foundation there are a number of Barrel Houses, made from washbacks or vats rather than barrels, but definitely ex-distillery.
Nearest Distillery - Benromach Distillery in Forres.
Benromach Distillery - www.benromach.com
The Findhorn Foundation - www.findhorn.org
Findhorn is at the mouth of the River Findhorn, some 5 miles North of Forres. First you'll pass Kinloss and its former RAF base closed in July 2011 - the Army are due to move there in 2012. On the other side of the road is Findhorn Bay - leading to the strange sign above right. Just past the former air base is the Findhorn Foundation, which describes itself as a spiritual community, learning centre and ecovillage. Well worth a visit.
Finally Findhorn itself, a picturesque former fishing village with a couple of pubs, an ice house and a royal yacht club!
It also has an Ee. Possibly the only Ee. The Ee is a spit that is revealed at low tide, extending nearly a mile into the Moray Firth - separating it from the river channel. To the East is the 7 mile stretch of sandy beach lining Burghead Bay - the only other way out of Findhorn.
Arriving & Departing
Open Cycle Map
Findhorn is about 2 miles from National Cycle Route 1 at Kinloss on the B9011, most of the route has a cycle path on the pavement. The nearest rail station is in Forres - Cycle Route 1 passes close by the station, and there is a further mainly off road cycle route into the East end of Forres incluiding a foot/cycle bridge across the Forres by-pass. Local cycle routes. Forres (FOR) station has level access to the only platform in use and fairly frequent trains to Aberdeen & Inverness.
To quote the Foundation: "Flying is also an option, but although it is faster it is also more environmentally unsustainable. Please choose your method of travel with awareness."
There are a number of B&Bs both in the village and at the Foundation. www.findhorn.org/visit/b-and-b/
Blue Angel Cafe 01309 690110 www.phoenixshop.co.uk/cafe/
Captains Table at the Marina 01309 690099 www.findhornmarina.com
Piers Cafe in the Royal Findhorn Yacht Club www.rfyc.net
The Bakehouse Cafe 01309 691826 www.bakehousecafe.co.uk
Kimberly Inn 01309 690492 www.kimberleyinn.com
Crown & Anchor 01309 690243 www.crownandanchorinn.co.uk
Nearest bike shop - Forres
Stuarts Cycles & Sports Goods 32 High Street 01309 672432
Bikespokes Forres 07801 365710 @
Van based mobile servicing & repairs - normally 25 miles radius from Forres, but will travel further for an extra charge
No major stores in Findhorn - Village Store 01309 690628
Phoenix Shop in the Foundation 01309 690110 www.phoenixshop.co.uk
Forres: Co-Op, Tesco
No banks, ATMs (charge) at Village Store & Kimberly Inn.
Trips and Photos
Photos on this page were taken by me. Click on photo to enlarge. Full size versions available at: