Date/TimeDate(s) - 03/02/2019
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Walk DetailsPub Stop?: No O/S Map Sheet No.: 30 Grid Ref. Start: 088578 Grid Ref. Finish 000664 Walk (Miles): 10 Walk Hours: 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 30 (Fraserburgh).
Bus leaves Aberdeen at 9.00am
Our walk today follows a stretch of the Buchan coastline from the Loch of Strathbeg to Fraserburgh passing through the villages of St Combs and Inverallochy.
Our bus will drop us off at the ruined chapel near Old Rattray (NGR 088 578), on an unclassified road from the A90, near Crimmond village, towards the lighthouse at Rattray Head. This walk is a through walk, so any members who require a shorter or different walk, please liaise with your committee member in charge today, prior to leaving the bus.
We will be dropped off near the Old Chapel, near Rattray. Continue along this unclassified road to a fork where we take the left hand track and at a convenient point, head westwards across the fields towards the eastern end of Loch of Strathbeg. Continue towards the west end of the loch and cross the bridge over the outlet stream from the loch to the sea. (NGR 066 604). (NB THIS IS THE ONLY FOOTBRIDGE OVER THE STREAM). Follow the path N’wards for about a mile to reach a junction of tracks near Boatlee Cottage (NGR 061 626).The track to the right leads round the shore to reach the outskirts of St. Combs, near the ruin of St Columba’s church. A zigzag route through lanes and narrow streets of the village leads to the northern fringes of Charlestown. Continue on your route and follow the track bed of the disused railway line to Inverallochy. Follow the disused rail line to eventually reach the Water of Philorth bridge. Cross the bridge and follow the B9033 alongside the edge of the golf course to arrive at Fraserburgh esplanade (NGR 000 664).
Fraserburgh used to be called Faithlie, before it was named Fraserburgh in the 16thcentury by the Fraser family, who bought the land.
Walking distance approx. 10 miles.
Bus departs at 4.00pm.
In the event of an emergency arising, the person in charge of the outing should be notified first, if possible, before the police are contacted.
Telephone number for Grampian Police is 999.
Committee member in charge is Fiona Wallace
Online bookings are closed for this event. Please contact Gilbert to find out if there are spaces available.