HIGHLAND TOURS

Banffshire Coastal Trail

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This Trail starts in Pennan, famous for ‘Local Hero’ film and it’s ‘red telephone box’ and ends at Spey Bay.




To get to Pennan, leave Drumnagorrach in South-westerly direction on (A95) take first left (1 mile ) (B9117) to Rothiemay crossing the (B9022) staggered crossroad. In Rothiemay take first left (B9117) to Marnoch following the river Devron. At the tee junction with (A97) take a left turn and travel through Aberchirder where a right turn onto the (B9025) will take you to Turriff.
In Turriff take right turn at tee junction then a left onto the (A947) to Banff. In 2 miles take right turn onto (B9105) and continue to the junction with (A98). Turn right onto (A98) and take first left onto unclassified road and follow signpost to Pennan.

From Pennan retrace road to (B9031) take a left and follow the coastal trail signs. Note, you cannot drive into Crovie but can park and walk down the road to the village.

Following the coastal trail signs you can visit Gardenstown with its steep approach, pass through Macduff with its working shipyards and marine aquarium, Banff and Whitehills to Porsoy a 17th century fishing village and harbour. Further on is Cullen with its large viaduct and the 3 Kings rocks, the road will then take you to Portknockie, Findochety, Portessie and Buckie.

This trail will take you on to Spey Bay and the Tugnet Icehouse exhibition.
All the villages on the way are worth visiting as they all have their own unique character and attractions.

Return from Spey Bay - take the (B9104) to Fochabers. Here join the (A96) to Aberdeen via Keith. In Keith take a left turn onto (A95) - Banff to return to Drumnagorrach.

Details of other coastal trails available on request.