Randolph's Leap

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The entrance to Randolph's Leap, with a map
Pictured is the leap the area is named after

Randolph's Leap is an SSSI and area of countryside in Moray, Scotland. The area surrounds the River Findhorn and is actually named after the point at the river where the sheer rock banks are closest, where according to legend an ancient chief known as Randolph was chasing a Comyn, who jumped to the other side and escaped back to his castle. The Comyn castle fell and the lands were turned over to Randolph and the name gradually changed from Comyn's Leap to Randolph's Leap. The nearest settlement is Logie Steading, a steading from where walks along the side of the river can be taken. This part of the Findhorn is renowned for its dramatic rocks, cliffs and waterfalls, and peaceful surrounding pine forest. Randolph's Leap is also an important wildlife area, with lesser black-backed gulls, woodpeckers and red squirrels.

Coordinates: 57°31′29″N 3°40′42″W / 57.52472°N 3.67833°W / 57.52472; -3.67833

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