Date(s) - 10/11/2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Walk Details

Pub Stop?: No
O/S Map Sheet No.: 30 & 38
Grid Ref. Start: 001264
Grid Ref. Finish 091363
Walk (Miles): 11
Walk Hours: 6
Bus Time to Walk:1 hr
Bus Time from Walk: 1 hr
Departure time from walk: 4:00 pm

Walk Notes

O.S.Map 30 & 38 (Fraserburgh & Aberdeen).

Bus departs Aberdeen at 9.00am.

This walk is a through one so anyone wanting a shorter, or different walk, please indicate your intentions with the person in charge of the outing today. Tides for Aberdeen are high water 1210 and low water 1759.

  1. The main walk commences at the carpark just to the other side of the bridge over the River Ythan (NGR 003 270) at Newburgh. Walk SE’wards ignoring a path going off to the left (NGR 005 268) and after a while, cross the dunes towards the sea and head for Hackley Bay. Keep on the path NE’wards to soon arrive at Colliestone. Continue NE’wards from St Catherines Dub car park (NGR 042 287) along the cliff top path past old Slains Castle, Broad Haven, Bruces Haven to arrive at Whinnyfold. Drop down on to the beach at the Bay of Cruden and walk to the village of Cruden Bay (NGR 092 362), crossing a wooden bridge at the north end of the bay (NGR 092 361). Our bus will at Cruden Bay (NGR 091 363) car park Distance approx. 11 miles
  2. From the car park at Cruden Bay, walk along the path through the trees towards Slains Castle (NGR 102 362) and then return to the bus via the village of Cruden Bay.

Walking distance approx. 4 miles.

  1. From the bus, walk to the little Wooden Bridge (NGR 391 361). Cross the bridge and gain the beach. Head S’wards along the complete stretch of Bay of Cruden to gain the village of Whinnyfold (NGR 081 331). Retrace your steps back to the bus at Cruden Bay. Walking distance approx. 5 miles

Bus departs for Aberdeen at 4.00 pm.

In the event of an emergency arising, the person in charge today should be notified, if possible, before the police are contacted.

Relevant telephone number for Grampian Police is 999.

Committee member in charge is Lynne Cursiter


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