Findhorn Page Updated 23/09/2017
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Undiscovered Scotland Findhorn Foundation New Findhorn Association
Wikipedia Forresweb.net 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.
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 took over the site 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.
On a clear day, the views across the Moray Firth are superb, and you should be able to make out Ben Wyvis above the mouth of the Cromarty Firth, the red-stripes of Tarbat Ness Lighthouse and in the far North the mountains of Caithness - Morven and Scaraben.
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.
Water Taxi to/from Culbin Forest 01309 690099
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."
Findhorn did have its own railway for a very short time - built in 1860 it closed in 1869. It was soon found to be uneconomic as Findhorn's utility as a harbour was severely limited by the Ee. Little remains of the line, though it is shown on this map from the late 19th century. Much of it was built over by the airbase and the Foundation. The station appears to have been what is now a grass bank opposite the Kimberley Inn.
There are a number of B&Bs both in the village and at the Foundation. See New Findhorn Association website
Blue Angel Cafe The Park (Foundation) 01309 690110
Captains Table at the Marina 01309 690099
Piers Cafe in the Royal Findhorn Yacht Club 01309 690247 Facebook
The Bakehouse Cafe 01309 691826
Kimberly Inn 01309 690492
Crown & Anchor 01309 690243
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
Forres: Co-Op, Tesco
No banks, ATM (charge) at Village Store.
Trips and Photos
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