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To See & Do - Hopeman holiday cottage near Elgin, Moray, in the Scottish Highlands

Walking - Moray has a varied landscape with a coastline of sandy beaches and rocky cliffs, woodlands, rivers and hills. See www.walkhighlands.co.uk and www.morayways.org.uk for more information.

The Moray Coast Trail is very popular. You can join it at Hopeman and walk to Forres via Burghead and Findhorn or east along the coast to Lossiemouth and on to Spey Bay, home of the Moray Firth Dolphin Centre. Continuing on through Buckie and to Cullen where you can enjoy spectacular views from the enormous viaduct. In total the trail stretches 72 km. Moray Coast Trail

For an inland route head up the Speyside Way following the famous River Spey and through malt whisky distillery country. There are various stages catering for differing abilties and so suitable for all levels of walkers. Speyside Way

Cycling - Many of the walking routes listed are also suitable for cyclists. The Moray Coastal Cycle route extends from Burghead to Cullen and can be joined at Hopeman. See Moray coastal cycle route
For details of routes throughout Moray see Cycle Routes

Malt Whisky Trail - No visit to Moray is complete without visiting at least one of the famous malt whisky distilleries. Steeped in history and exported to the far corners of the world, whisky is one of Scotland's most famous products. Local to Hopeman is Glenmoray Distillery, Elgin, Benromach, Forres and Dallas Dhu Historic Distillery which is run as a visitor museum by Historic Scotland.
The Malt Whisky Trail

Craft Brewery - Moray is blessed with the addition of two new craft breweries.  Windswept Brewing Co based in Lossiemouth has received many awards for it's  contemporary ales, hand crafted for exceptional taste. Windswept uses the freshest natural ingredients and use expertise, not Isinglass finings, to clear the beer.  The brewery is open for tours but please call in advance to arrange.  The Speyside Craft Brewery is a new and modern brewery in Forres which is open for tours. The beers are made using the finest ingredients and the same water that produces some of Scotland’s best-known whiskies.

Fishing/Angling - centrally located between the Findhorn and Nairn rivers to the west and the Lossie and Spey rivers to the east. The Findhorn and Nairn rivers arise in the Monadhliath Mountains. The Spey and the Lossie rivers arise in the highlands, the Spey River near Aviemore just an hour drive from Hopeman.

Watersports - the coast is ideal for sailing, canoeing and surfing. If you don't own your own equipment the Moray Firth Water Partnership in Lossiemouth and the beautiful bay at Findhorn has many watersport opportunities too. Aviemore in the Cairngorms National Park  is also 1 hours drive from Hopeman and has many watersports activities available and well as lots of other fun things to do.

Horse Riding - if you enjoy this activity there are numerous local riding schools. See Riding Schools on Google Maps

Winter Sports - located in the north east of Scotland means we get snow! There are 2 ski centres in the Highlands - the Cairngorms and the Lecht. Both enjoy long seasons.

Castle Trail - rich in history Moray boasts a Castle Trail which stretches the length and breadth of the area. both Duffus Castle and the famous Cathedral in Elgin are within 5-10 minutes driving distance. Burghead and the pictish fort are also within walking distance. You could spend a week exploring the castles, historic houses and palaces that are abundant in the area.

Visitor Attractions - for a good day out explore any one of Moray's famous attractions including; Baxters Highland Village - worldwide exporters of very fine soups and jams; Johnstons of Elgin - the famous cashmere factory; Walkers Shortbread and Logie Steading with a variety of unusual shops and cafe; to name but a few. Visitor Centres

Hot Tub Hire Moray

Hot tub hire price includes delivery, set-up, chemicals and collection.  Although based in Inverness and Kinloss we aim to provide free delivery within 15 miles of either of these locations and will deliver outside this range for a small delivery fee.  Ideal for special occasions including birthday, hen and stag parties or a enjoy a quiet romantic/relaxing weekend. Choose from the luxury  6 person Lomond Hot Tub, the 8 person Morlich Hot Tub or 5 person Ness.  Very competitive prices.

Hopeman Holiday Cottage  Highlands, Scotland near Elgin and Forres, Highlands, Scotland