Date(s) - 06/03/2022
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Walk Details

Pub Stop?: Yes
O/S Map Sheet No.: 54
Grid Ref. Start: 716567
Grid Ref. Finish 716567
Walk (Miles): 8
Walk Hours: 4
Bus Time to Walk:1.5 hrs
Bus Time from Walk: 1 hr
Departure time from walk: 2:30pm

Walk Notes

Montrose Circular (Scurdie Ness and Boddin Point)

Date 6th March 2022 Bus departs Aberdeen at 09.00am
O.S. 54 Map

The walk starts in the village of Ferryden to the south of Montrose and follows the coast passing the lighthouse at Scurdie Ness, Usan, Elephant Rock and Boddin Point before returning to the bus in Ferryden at approx. 713566.

Route 1
Head East along the shore road, turn right between houses at signpost for Lighthouse and then go left along narrow path in front of a shed to reach the road and follow east to Scrurdie Ness Lighthouse, constructed by David A Stevenson in 1870. Pass lighthouse on left and go through gate to follow a grassy path above the shoreline. When you reach the fence, go through the gate and cross the field towards Mains of Usan. Use the gate to the left of the farm buildings and turn left on muddy track, passing ruined buildings and old mausoleum. Keep following track around the headland, then just before Usan, pass through double metal gate on right and turn left on track along edge of field. Turn left into lane at end of track and follow it down past cottages towards ruined tower and entrance to salmon farm where sign directs you right (signed: Beach Access). Don’t go down steps but instead follow path along edge of field above cliffs with fence on your left. Keep following path as it swings uphill to right towards small cliffttop cemetery with views down to Elephant Rock on left. Continue on path along cliff edge to reach the house at Boddin.(708536). There are good views down to the limekiln at the point dating back to the 1700’s. At the house turn right and head uphill on a minor road, cross the rail bridge, then turn right at the road junction. The road bends left and continue straight on (ignoring sign for Usan), passing the grounds of Dunninald Castle on the left. Bear right at the next junction to pass Balkiellie and follow signs for Ferryden where the bus will be parked.713566.
Approx. 8 miles, 13Km.

Total distance: 12165 m
Max elevation: 90 m
Min elevation: -0 m
Download file: Route 1 Ferryden Boddin point.gpx

Route 2
For those wishing a shorter walk follow instructions as per Route 1 as far as Mains of Usan. Turn right at the farm and follow minor road towards Usan House. Turn sharp right before the house and carry straight on this road passing Inchbrayock to return to the bus at Ferryden.
Approx 4 Miles, 6.5Km.

Total distance: 6502 m
Max elevation: 36 m
Min elevation: 1 m
Download file: Route 2 Scurdie Ness.gpx


Bus departs 2.30pm for Aberdeen at 4.00pm
The above notes are for guidance only and are intended as an aid to be used along with a map and compass and/or a GPS device with OS maps.
In the event of an emergency arising, the person in charge today should be notified, if possible, before the emergency services are contacted on 999.
Committee member in charge of today’s walk is Fiona Wallace.


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