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Findhorn Dunes Walk

Sun, 20 June 2021 @ 11:00 - 13:00

Join The Findhorn Dunes Trust, a charity set up by gift in 2000, to explore and discover the importance of the 175 acres of dunes along the Moray coast.

We shall walk around much of the area to see the varied, enduring but delicate nature of the dunes and their plant cover. The area is now firmly established as a site of National Importance for lichens, and we’ll explore many of these and other plant cover, including some invasive species.

On route, we’ll also see the Trusts work in looking after this area and a chance to see a demonstration on pine sapling removal. There are expansive views, on a clear day, across the Moray Firth to Sutherland and Caithness. The Moray Firth has a rich marine habitat, and a variety of wildlife can be spotted from the height advantage of some of the larger dunes.

Some dunes have short steep slopes and there is an area of dune on the seaward side that despite the ongoing dune erosion supports a colony of sand martins.
On the walk, we shall see several remnants of industrial archaeology as well as evidence of further coastal erosion.

Event Details

Date:
Sun, 20 June 2021
Time:
11:00 - 13:00
Cost:
£7
Distance:
3 miles / 4.8 km
Grade:
Easy Plus (info)
Leader:
Dr. Timothy Finnegan
Dogs:
Yes, well behaved dogs are welcome
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Please wear suitable clothing and footwear for the weather and terrain.
Remember to have clothing that covers your arms (gorse) and legs (ticks).
Bring work gloves/secateurs to help remove saplings if you wish.
Binoculars might be useful but not essential.
Dogs on leads/under control are welcome.
Please bring your own water/refreshment, due to the very dry sandy nature of the area, on a sunny day, it can get extremely hot out in the dunes.
The nearest toilets are situated near the motorhome parking area, to the North of Findhorn village.

Organiser

Organiser:
Findhorn Dunes Trust
Phone:
07575764738
Email:
shonachristie@hotmail.co.uk

Venue / Start

Dunes Road
Findhorn, IV36 3YQ

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Meet at the car park at the North end of Dunes Road- 10 mph limit GR 047648
Dunes road is a RIGHT turn off the B 9011 at GR 045637 just as you emerge from the tree-lined part of the road after the FINDHORN place name sign.

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