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A wander to Auchmithie

A wander to Auchmithie


Postby KatTai » Mon Mar 30, 2015 6:45 pm

Route description: Seaton Cliffs and Auchmithie, Arbroath

Date walked: 30/03/2015

Time taken: 2 hours

Distance: 13 km

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It was the first time I've been along the cliffs for a while, last time the cliff path was closed off, but it is open now, though with a diversion down to Carlingheugh Bay as the cliff path further on is dangerous. It made for a nice detour where the dogs could have a run off-lead and a swim on the way back though. Again, I was at the edge of any real heavy rain despite the looming dark clouds. There was a fair bit of wildlife about, saw curlews, fulmur, kittiewake, rafts of razorbill and guillemot, kestrels and even a female hen harrier! Second one I've seen locally this month!

I went back the same way along the cliffs, I prefer avoiding road walking where possible and I find staying along the cliffs a nicer walk back :)

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The cliffs, still pretty quiet at the moment...for now!


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Warning notice on the signpost


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Path down to the bay


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More cliffs


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Auchmithie


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Hen harrier
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Re: A wander to Auchmithie

Postby Gordie12 » Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:42 pm

Hi KatTai - this takes me back a few years.

Seem to remember we walked as far as a village (Auchmithie ?) then returned to Arbroath on a mix of roads and paths that were a few hundred yards inland - seem to remember it was a better walk than I expected.
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Re: A wander to Auchmithie

Postby KatTai » Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:19 pm

The Walk Highlands return route is across farm fields. I have a book with a longer route that has a long stretch of road walking to reach the path at Seaton Den, but I'm not fond of long stretches of road walking. I prefer sticking with the cliffs for the scenery and wildlife :)
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