A pine-clad coastal forest with history to explore
This forest stretches from Lossiemouth towards Kingston at the mouth of the River Spey. Hidden amongst the trees are the defences designed to keep Britain safe in World War II: pillboxes, a six-inch gun emplacement, and hundreds of concrete anti-tank cubes. This well-preserved stretch of the defence lines that stretched along the east coast has been protected by the maturing forest.
You'll find more coastal defences at nearby Roseisle and at Culbin. There are no waymarked trails here but walkers, horse-riders and cyclists are welcome to explore the many tracks through the woods and out onto the shore.
Facilities & access
Finding the defences
There are many forest tracks from the car park towards the beach, where you’ll find most of the defences. The best examples are close to the fishing station, marked on the current Ordnance Survey map. Please remember that historic sites should be treated with care and respect.
Find all life’s essentials
You can find refreshments, shops and public toilets at nearby Lossiemouth and Elgin.
Take the B9103, which links Lossiemouth with the A96. The small car park lies just off this road, across the canal opposite Inchbroom Farm. You can also reach the forest on foot along the beach from Lossiemouth or from Kingston’s Lein car park.
IV31 6RU is the nearest postcode.
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