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Findhorn Dunes Walk
20 June 2021 at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Join The Findhorn Dunes Trust, a charity set up by gift in 2000, to explore and discover the importance of the 175 acres of dunes along the Moray coast.
We shall walk around much of the area to see the varied, enduring but delicate nature of the dunes and their plant cover. The area is now firmly established as a site of National Importance for lichens, and we’ll explore many of these and other plant cover, including some invasive species.
On route, we’ll also see the Trusts work in looking after this area and a chance to see a demonstration on pine sapling removal. There are expansive views, on a clear day, across the Moray Firth to Sutherland and Caithness. The Moray Firth has a rich marine habitat, and a variety of wildlife can be spotted from the height advantage of some of the larger dunes.
Some dunes have short steep slopes and there is an area of dunes on the seaward side that despite the ongoing dune erosion supports a colony of sand martins.
On the walk, we shall see several remnants of industrial archaeology as well as evidence of further coastal erosion.