Lossiemouth World War II Coastal Defences
Date: Sunday 17 June, 2018
Event leader: Neil Theodoreson
Price: £5Meet time: 11:30
Estimated finish time: 15:00
Difficulty: Easy PlusGroup size: 25
Distance: 3 miles (5km)
Lossiemouth World War II Coastal Defences
This is primarily a history walk, enriched with discussion of forestry and the environment as we go along.
Join the Forestry Commission’s archaeologist and ranger for an easy walk into Lossie Forest to see and learn more about the remains of the extensive World War II coastal defences and camp. Bring a packed lunch to enjoy half way round this circular route.
Notes: Bring packed lunch. No toilets or refreshments are available. Dogs and, children over 8 are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult
Where to Meet - Description
Meet at Lossie Forest Carpark.
From the A96 Elgin-Lhanbryde section, take the B9103 signposted Lossiemouth. Follow this for approx. 3.5 miles to Inchbroom Farm. Take the track to the right, opposite the Farm, to the Forest carpark. On the day there will be a Forestry Commission feather flag at the start of the track.
Grid Ref. NJ 258670 Postcode IV31 6RU is the nearest.
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About the Provider
Our forests and woodlands are a treasure. We promote their sustainable management – for Scotland’s economy, people and environment.
Ten Forest Districts manage the National Forest Estate in Scotland. They’re responsible for harvesting trees and planting new ones, but they are also at the sharp end of wildlife, environment and heritage conservation – and provide the paths and facilities that help you get the most from your forests. The Moray and Aberdeenshire District manages 58 000 Hectares in Moray and has approximately 1.8 million day visitors per year.
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