Waking was a feature of this year's Hogmanay Road Trip and whilst in Forres, there was the opportunity to walk along the coast from Burghead to Hopeman and back. Let's begin...
We started in the town of Burghead itself. There is free car park on the shore on the eastern edge of the village.
The walk is on a track on which the railway ran. Opened in 1892, the Burghead to Hopeman section closed in 1957
It was a cold day with a biting wind as we looked west to the seafront houses
The shore here is rocky with some sandy spots. We passed by the biggest building in Burghead, the maltings plant
A pleasant feature of the walk is that notable features are signposted
You can still see the frost on the grass despite being so close to the sea
Looking back to Burghead and the maltings factory
Information together with some great photographs about the Burghead to Hopeman railway line can be found here http://hopemanhistory.org/the-railway/railway
This week's Sunday SNaps can be found here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-42579494
Fossilised footprints and Gow's Castle...