Date/TimeDate(s) - 08/02/2015
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Walk DetailsPub Stop?: No O/S Map Sheet No.: 45 Grid Ref. Start: 750648 Grid Ref. Finish 833723 Walk (Miles): 8 Walk Hours: 4 Bus Time to Walk:2.0 hours Bus Time from Walk: 1.5 hours Departure time from walk: 15.30
The walk today follows an interesting part of the Kincardineshire coastline, passing through the villages of Johnshaven and Gourdon. We will be dropped off at St. Cyrus and the bus will travel back N’wards to Inverbervie. This walk is a through one, so members who require a shorter walk – please indicate your intentions with your committee member in charge of the bus.
However, if the weather is questionable, (especially wind direction and strength), it may be decided by your Committee, on the day, to reverse the walk i.e start at Inverbervie and walk S’wards to St. Cyrus.
The walk commences in the village of St.Cyrus, near the church at the top of the hill, which is a prominent feature from the surrounding area (NGR 750 648). Beyond the church, a minor road heads down towards the sea, where a path is picked up heading NE’wards along the top edge of the cliffs. After this, a farm road leads away from the cliffs for a short distance to bypass Milton Ness, where there is no cliff path. At the next T junction, go right (SE’wards) and head towards the hamlet of Tangleha’ on the seashore. Continue along the shore (NE’wards) passing Seagreens and the “Narrows” to eventually reach Johnshaven. At the far side of this village, pick up a path which runs parallel with the dismantled Montrose to Inverbervie railway line. Our route continues NE passing Haughs of Benholm and eventually arrives at the village of Gourdon. Here, we skirt the harbour and follow the shore N’wards to gain Inverbervie. Your bus will be conveniently parked near the demolished site of the railway station (NGR 833 723).
Walking distance approx. 8 miles
Bus departs at 3.30pm.
In the event of an emergency arising, the person in charge of the outing should be contacted, if possible, before the police are contacted.
Relevant telephone number for Grampian police is 0845 600 5700 or 999.
Committee member in charge today is Gilbert McCurdy
Online bookings are closed for this event. Please contact Gilbert to find out if there are spaces available.