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Cove Bay at Hopeman, Moray (Credit: Airborne Lens)
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The seaside village of Hopeman is a treat for both walking and wildlife enthusiasts with plenty of outdoor activities and breezy, sandy beaches to enjoy. Founded in 1805 as a planned village for the nearby quarry workers and their families, Hopeman’s story is rooted in history with key connections to Burghead, the earliest power centre of the Picts.

With two beaches, one to the East and one to the West, visitors can enjoy searching for sea creatures in rockpools for which the area is well known. The Moray Coastal Trail is popular with locals and visitors. Starting at Hopeman, the trail cover the 2 miles to Burghead, well-known for its Pictish promontory fort, and rewards those looking for a slower adventure with spectacular views and plenty of chances to sample local produce.

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