Date/TimeDate(s) - 11/03/2018
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Walk DetailsPub Stop?: Yes O/S Map Sheet No.: 54 Grid Ref. Start: 690515 Grid Ref. Finish 657411 Walk (Miles): 11 Walk Hours: 5.5 Bus Time to Walk:1.5 hrs Bus Time from Walk: 1.5 hrs Departure time from walk: 4:00 p.m.
O.S. Map 54 (Dundee).
9 am start
The walk today follows a part of the Angus coastline with some interesting cliff and shore scenery. The bus will drop us off at Lunan Village and travel southwards to our pick- up point at the Arbroath promenade. However, if the weather is unsuitable for our intended route, (strong winds and rain from the south), we will make a decision on the day, and may reverse the walk to a south to north route, commencing at Arbroath and terminating at Lunan Village.
The walk commences at Lunan Village (NCR 690 516). From the bus, walk back to the secondary road by the church, turn left (southerly) to cross the bridge over the Lunan Water and continue southwards to about NGR 686 512. From here, go through a gate and take the path towards the prominent ruin of Red Castle, a 15th Century stronghold overlooking the bay and guarding the mouth of the Lunan Water. Descend to the beach and follow the sand dunes southwards for 1.5 miles to reach Corbie Knowe. From this point, follow the cliff top track towards and above Ethie Haven. It is now better to follow farm roads for a bit as the cliffs here are not very accessible for a couple of miles. Head SW and inland to reach North Mains farm. Head SW’wards from North Mains farm and take the road left (SE) towards Ethie Barns which soon bends round SW near West Mains and zigzags basically SW to soon reach the village of Auchmithie (NGR 680 442), to where the “Arbroath Smockie” is believed to have originated. From the village, go on the coastal path all the way to our pick up point at the Arbroath promenade (NGR 657 411), passing “The Deil’s Heid and Needle E’e on route.
Walking distance approximately 11 miles.
Bus departs at 4.00pm.
In the event of any emergency arising, the person in charge of the outing should be contacted, If possible, before the police are contacted.
Relevant telephone number for the police is 999.
Committee member in charge today is Graham Sangster
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