People at Kinloss golf are very welcoming – even for beginners like us!
Tasty whisky in Benromach distillery in Forres. It’s worth visiting!
It’s possible to discover the marvellous Isle of Skye from here but it will take
you two hours to get there.
Chanonry Point in the Black Isle for some dolphin spotting. We went 2hrs after low
tide and there were several close to the point.
Culbin Forest – good for bikes and walks.
Logie Steading/Randolph’s Leap also good for walks
We came over for a whisky distillery & brewery tour while visiting Loch Ness, Eileen
Donan etc. We recommend Aberlour Tour (the best), then Glen Moray. Cairngorm Brewery
tremendous beer (award winning) & Bruce the guide for entertaining!
Brodie Countryfare & Johnsons Cashmere Visitor Centre (in Elgin) are both worth a
visit for their restaurants & lovely shops.
Lidl and Tesco in town – Lidl have a large selection of beer & wine at half price
Old Mill Inn at Brodie do a lovely selection of Real Ales. You can walk but it is
along the road.
Culbin Forest – Great with or without bikes!
Moonlight Indian takeaway in Forres will deliver. The food is lovely but very expensive.
Large portions so don’t order too much.
Four very happy children came home very tired but delighted with their day at Landmark.
The scenery on the route was stunning. Truly gods own country!
For a fabulous bowl of homemade soup, cakes, sandwiches, etc go to Mackenzie & Cruickshank
Garden Centre 2 minutes from here at Greshop Estate. Turn right at end of road,
then first left after “Bervie Chipper”. Great garden centre with lovely gifts and
plants etc. Staff very friendly too. Highly recommend!
Beautiful walks from here down by the river and through the forest.
Must visit Woodside Farm for excellent home baking, farm shop and children’s play
area. On Burghead Road, just past RAF Kinloss on Right hand side.
Lovely little shops at harbour at Lossiemouth and great little restaurant – the Harbour
Lights. Best beach in the area with fab sand dunes.
Brodie Countryfare also worth a visit with a great restaurant too.
Had a nice afternoon horseriding at Logie Farm near Ferness. Trekking through beautiful
countryside with lovely views, high over the Findhorn.
Crabbing at Findhorn Bay – plenty of crabs & easy access from the pier/jetty, followed
by a few drinks from the Kimberley Inn looking across the bay (They also have some
good food on offer, for big appetites, try the haddock & chips!)
Woodside Farm at Kinloss. Farm Shop, café & indoor play area for young children
Golf – friendly site suitable for all abilities – 9 hole & 18 hole available at Kinloss
Country Golf Club
Visit Randolph’s Leap and imagine the force of the water in the 1850’s flood (see
the info boards) os grid 001497 footpath is not for the faint-hearted – narrow and
with precipitous drops to the river below.
Must go to the butchers at the far end of Forres, opposite the Library, and get a
Scotch pie or two! – 2010 World Champion pie makers!
If you are a mountain biker, there are some gently trails in the woods right by the
house. Also good for a walk! Try Culbin as well, only just across the main road
for a few miles and good walks and gently cycling. Make sure you follow route 99
to the high viewing platform at least once.
For the more serious mountain bikers, 20 miles takes you to Fochabers and the Moray
Monster Trails with routes from moderate to black – some great riding!
For a slightly longer drive, head down to the Aviemore area and take a walk up Cairngorm
or one of the other Munros in that area. If you are not a walker, the fenicular
railway takes you part way up Cairngorm, leaving you just a steep ½ mile or so the
the summit. Far better to walk the whole way though!