Around Nairn

This is night No.7/2020 living in the caravan. It's our second night at Nairn C&CC Site, on the outskirts of the town of Nairn.

Woke up to fine weather, and after breakfast and a walk around the adjacent wood, we took the short drive to Hilton of Delnies, a farm on the other side of the A96 from where we are. Its a short journey ending on a dirt track down to near the beach. It's become known as 'The Secret Beach' in recent years, but it's certainly no secret to the locals!

Took a wander through the shoreside gorse and scrub.

And arrived at the beach. Absolutely spotless and miles and miles of pure sand, stretching all the way from beyond Nairn to Ardeseir.

Like a spring day. We set of west to follow the beach to the Whiteness Head, a spit of ground jutting out into the Moray Firth.

The odd boat out to the north.


Came across a huge expanse of grass moorland just by the shore.

The old fishing bothy near Whiteness, restored, it is now a holiday cottage.

Very rustic place.

Looking across to the former Oil Rig yard at Ardeseir across the water.

A zoomed shot of Fortrose and Rosemarkie across the firth.

Sand dunes across towards Ardeseir and distant hills, maybe the Fannichs beyond Garve.

A zoomed shot of a massive tender heading out into the North Sea, probably from Invergordon.

A happy spaniel and a washed up lobster creel.

The beach walk took around 3hrs. Returned to the van, and after lunch we headed a short drive south to Howford Bridge. I noted on the OS map that there was a riverside path marked.

Parked up, and followed the path along the River Nairn into the town.

Fine looking river.

A great undulating path. Only met some folk as we came into the outskirts of the town, where this path meets another which 'loops' round Jubilee Bridge in Nairn.

A lot of walking today!


  1. No dolphins yet? Also suspicious that there are no reports (yet) of seasonal bargains at the local supermarket ... are you the genuine Eco McCoy?


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