- Randolph's Leap Latitude: 57.533810 Longitude: -3.660733
The nearest settlement is Logie Steading, a steading ( a group of farm Buildings ) from where you can walk along the side of the river.
Randolph's Leap from Logie Steading.
To get there take the A940 south towards Grantown on Spey From Forres for approximately 6 miles then turn right onto the B9007.
Follow the B9007 for approximately about a 1 mile you will see the entrance to Logie Steading is on the right
This route traces the steps of the disgruntled Cummings family who, with their men, attacked Randolph, the Earl of Moray, only to be forced to retreat to the River Findhorn and leap across its churning waters to make their escape.
The popular walk involves clear paths but give due attention to the steep edges near the fast-flowing river, it is not particularly difficult but there is an option to take the steeper rockier paths for the more adventurous, the surface is pretty good, although there are some areas with rocks and tree roots so care should be taken.
The path is relatively easy to follow but is not suitable for wheels of any kind.
Opposite the entrance into the steading building there is a children's play area, accessed by a wooden gate go through the gate and continue straight on following the grassy path towards the river it turns to the left after about 100 yards, from this path there are a few smaller paths which run off to the right, taking one of these will lead you towards the river view point but but one of the paths is very steep and quite slippery you will need appropriate shoes.
This part of the Findhorn is renowned for its dramatic rocks, cliffs and waterfalls, and peaceful surrounding pine forest, it is also an important wildlife area, here you can see lesser black-backed gulls, woodpeckers and red squirrels.
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