Seal admires Portsoy’s old harbour

Run by the Rotary Club of Buckie, the Six Harbour Walk has had to be cancelled over the last two years due to pandemic regulations.

Looking across Sandend beach to Sandend

However, this year it returns on Sunday, May 1 to take walkers through the beautiful Banffshire harbours of Portsoy, Sandend, Cullen, Portknockie, Findochty and Buckie.

Walk co-ordinator Heather Pirie says “We’ve kept to the traditional May Day bank holiday date for the walk. The route is basically the same as it was in 2019. Part of the coastal route has been affected by erosion with a detour in place, just as there was three years ago. We’re grateful to the farmer and Seafield Estates for allowing us to go across their land.”

Rugged coastline between Portsoy and Sandend

Walkers meet at the South & West Church in the centre of Buckie from 8.30am, and from there are taken by bus to Portsoy. From Portsoy you wind your way west along the coastal footpath to the splendid beach at Sandend. From there the route cuts across the headland to the site of the former salmon bothy at Cullen. The route continues across the wide sands of Cullen beach and then up on to the cliffs at Portknockie, passing the Bow Fiddle rock, before descending to the harbour at Findochty. The last part of the walk follows to coast through Strathlene into Buckie, back to the finishing point in Buckie.

The walk aims to raise funds for local charities.

The dramatic ruins of Findlater Castle

For more information and to sign up, visit, with updates also available on the Rotary Club of Buckie Facebook page.





A skiff rows out into Finechty harbour

Bow Fiddle Rock as seen from the sea

Looking back along a deserted beach towards Cullen