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If you enjoy walking there are plenty of places to explore.
There is, of course the beach, but that's not all.

Moray and Nairn walks

One of the most popular walks starts from the harbour and heads west long the promenade for about 3km before turning inland to Delnies Wood and then looping back to the shore. Covering a total of 10km over fairly easy terrain, this walk includes some stunning views including an overview the town.

nairn harbourThe harbour is also the starting point for a walk along the River Nairn to Cawdor. The beautiful stretch of riverside is home to a variety of birds and wildlife and is a restful experience surrounded by trees and the sound of the water.

At Cawdor there's a choice of five different waymarked nature trails within woods surrounding the historic castle. The walks vary in length from three-quarters of a mile to five miles. Four of the five trails start from the Flower Garden and the violet trail starts from the Blue bridge.

From the East Beach car park, a cycle trail leads through the sand dunes to the RSPB coastal reserve, home to many over-wintering ducks and waders. Also see this local bird watchers blog

Walk or cycle a little further and you come to Culbin Forest, which is well worth exploring. Look out for the red squirrels which scamper through the tree tops. Culbin Forest Map (PDF)

If you would like to "walk with buzzards", head for the Ord Hill woodland tracks on the outskirts of Nairn. The mixed conifer plantation is home to these magnificent birds of prey.

Further from Nairn there's the many walks around the River Findhorn at Dunean Burn and Randolph's Leap - a relatively easy 4km ramble.

Check out the wonders of Whiteness Head, walking along salt marsh and shingle shores. The adventurous can go for a Bat Walk, usually in September, when a short presentation on the creatures is followed by a walk along the river using bat detectors. For these and details of other walks contact the ranger service on 01463 724312 for bookings and details.

Cawdor Estates' ranger provides a range of guided walks to cater for all abilities. Choose from a walk on Cawdor's expansive moorland and take in spectacular views, or enjoy a quiet walk along the river.

Look out for a leaflet in the tourist information centre called "Paths around Nairn", which gives details of all the walks in the area and includes a handy map.