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Nature Writing Coastal Workshop

Mon, 20 September 2021 @ 09:00 - 12:00

The coast provides lots of inspiration for your nature writing. This route involves a gentle stroll and nature writing workshop along Burghead’s beautiful coastline.

The natural world is an endless source of inspiration for wildlife writer and photographer Rebecca Gibson. Join her as she walks part of the Moray Coast Trail from Burghead to Cummingston and back.

This three-hour event will involve a leisurely stroll along the coast path, keeping an eye out for any passing wildlife both in the fields and out at sea. Participants will be encouraged to notice not just the sights but also the sounds, textures and smells of their surroundings. Nature writing is most immersive when it involves all the senses.

During the walk there will be a nature writing workshop, using crashing waves, chittering stonechats and prickly gorse as sensory prompts. If anyone has any questions for Rebecca about writing or wildlife, she’d be happy to answer them. Participants can read out what they’ve written if they’d like to, but there’s absolutely no pressure to share. Afterwards, the group will make their way back along the coast path to the car park, hopefully feeling refreshed and inspired.

Event Details

Mon, 20 September 2021
09:00 - 12:00
£17.00 – £20.00
4 miles / 6.4 km
Easy Plus (info)
Rebecca Gibson
Yes, well behaved dogs are welcome
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Please arrive at the start point at 8:45 am so any parking issues can be sorted out before the event begins at 9 am.

Well-behaved dogs are welcome but should not distract participants from the writing workshop or interfere with any wildlife.

There is no difficult terrain on the route, and the main paths are either tarmac or flat earth. There are some short inclines on the grassy side trails, but we can stay on the main path if this is an issue.

Bring along a notebook or voice recorder to make notes during the walk.

Rebecca would like to take photos during the event to write about the workshop on her blog. If you do not want to be photographed, please let Rebecca know.

The event will finish at the start point.


Rebecca Gibson
07557 193768
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Venue / Start

Burghead Headland- Bath Street Car park
IV30 5TZ

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Enter Burghead and drive down Grant Street, following it all the way to the end of the road. Here you’ll see a sign for Burghead Visitor Centre. Turn right here and drive down Bath Street to the shoreline. Turn left at the end and follow the track all the way along until you reach the parking area.


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