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St Cyrus Cliffs

St Cyrus Cliffs


Postby RicKamila » Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:48 pm

Route description: St Cyrus beach and cliff, St Cyrus

Date walked: 26/07/2012

Time taken: 2 hours

Distance: 6.4 km

Ascent: 84m

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Headed down to St Cyrus for a walk along the beach and cliffs. Basically followed the WH route, but went up and down the steps on the cliff for a look at the view. There are lots of benches up there. We climbed over the rocks to visit a waterfall at the far end of the beach. Along the way we found a cave that would normally be in the water. Had a look in, but it wasn't very deep. Weather was warm, but cloudy, however many people were still enjoying the beach.

Found lots of starfish on the beach near the rockpools that hadn't made it to safety during the outgoing tide and we're on deaths door. Kamila rescued about half a dozen or so and put them in nearby rockpools and they instantly came back to life. Good deeds deserve rewards, so afterwards it was off to Castleton Farm for a late lunch. I highly recommend the Peppered Aberdeen Angus Baguette... mmmm.

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The bridge at the start

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2 miles along the beach are these rocks and rockpools

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The cave

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Inside the cave

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Very large rockpool full of baby herring

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Waterfall around the back of the rocks

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Rocks on the beach

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Two starfish we rescued

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Salmon bothy from the steps

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Looking north towards the rockpools and cave

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Looking south towards Montrose. It looks cloudy, but was warm

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Must have looked like this at the time of the dinosaurs

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Spot the rabbit
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Re: St Cyrus Cliffs

Postby morag1 » Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:54 pm

Enjoyed this, always wondered what the cliffs were like, now i know :D
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Re: St Cyrus Cliffs

Postby RicKamila » Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:58 pm

morag1 wrote:Enjoyed this, always wondered what the cliffs were like, now i know :D


We thought if we climbed to the top then we'd get a nice downhill walk back to the visitor centre. Only when we got to the top and we saw the path below us past the bothies, then we realised we climbed up for no reason. :roll:

There is actually a car park there with lots of benches, just turn off at St Cyrus and follow the road towards the church.
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Re: St Cyrus Cliffs

Postby ChrisW » Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:40 pm

Lovely stuff RK, I miss the coast. I never made it to St Cyrus when I lived in Scotland, wish I had now :roll:

Peppered Aberdeen Angus Baguette.

Now that sounds like a lunch :thumbup:

Well done to Kamila on the starfish rescue :D
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Re: St Cyrus Cliffs

Postby RicKamila » Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:16 pm

ChrisW wrote:Peppered Aberdeen Angus Baguette.

Now that sounds like a lunch :thumbup:

Well done to Kamila on the starfish rescue :D


Kamila says thank you.

That baguette, wow is all I can say. I can still taste it. mmmm
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