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Curlew Cottage

self catering cottage, Burghead

Around Burghead

b_250X0_250X0_16777215_00_images_stories_aroundBurgheadGallery_p1310012_2.jpgFirst things first – in the village Post Office pick up the Press and Journal, your local morning paper and our N E Scotland speciality, buttery rolls.  Within the village there is also a pharmacy, Co-op store, hairdressers, library with Internet access, pubs and a cafe, all offering great locally sourced food.
If you fancy a jog, a stroll or a cycle ride, 5 minutes on foot takes you to the beach and dunes and waymarked paths in the surrounding Roseisle Forest.  Drink in the light of our northern sky, the sounds and tang of the sea and the calm fragrance of the Scots pines.  Easy paths lead to Hopeman and beyond, and round Burghead Bay to Findhorn.  A walker's and a doggy paradise!

 Burghead itself is full of surprises.  The headland is the site of Scotland's largest Pictish fort and source of the famous Burghead Bull sculptures. The Clavie fire ceremony ends here each 11th January, and within the old ramparts lies Burghead's unique and mysterious ceremonial well, dating from Pictish times.
From the headland watch a passing oil rig or just gaze across to the Ross, Sutherland and Caithness hills.  Below, our resident bottlenose dolphins may swim past.  The harbour, full of prawn and lobster boats, boasts its own resident seal!  Terns and gannets dive in the Bay, waders dot the shore - a birder's dream ticket at any time of year.
For children of all ages sand, warm rock pools, beautiful pebbles, shells and little crabs come free!