A presentation by Norman Thompson
Tuesday 12th April 2022 at Elgin Town Hall
The Moray Way is a designated 100 mile long distance path, incorporating stretches of the Moray Coastal Path, the Speyside Way and the Dava Way. Norman’s slideshow accompanied by appropriate music took us, as he described it on a whistlestop tour of Moray. Beginning in Forres we travelled east via Findhorn Bay, Burghead, Hopeman, Lossiemouth and Garmouth to along the Coastal Path. Then we were led south from Fochabers along the Speyside Way into whisky country, with some fine views of the river, and some lesser known distilleries. On reaching Grantown we turned north again and followed the Dava Way, on the route of the old railway back to Forres. This “tour” highlighted what a wealth of interesting places there are to visit right on our doorstep in Moray, from the extraordinary range of World War 2 defences along the coast, to the old railway stations on the Speyside way and the wild scenery of the Dava. After tea and biscuits, Norman presented us with a quiz to test how well we had been paying attention, with a few tricky questions. Results to be announced at the next meeting.
Norman’s book – The Moray Way Companion – is due to be published by Birlinn in the summer.
Many thanks to Norman for a lively, informative and entertaining evening.