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Arbroath to Auchmithie coastal walk, Angus, Scotland



An easy half-day walk along dramatic clifftops beside farmland, from the Scottish east-coast town of Arbroath to the former fishing harbour of Auchmithie.  It would be lovely on a sunny day!


  • The most memorable aspects were the rock formations.
  • The worst bit was the dull damp winter weather
  • The funniest bits were the giant sprout plants – and the Tai Chi performance.
  • A word of warning to others is to take care along the clifftops – and not to take lively children or dogs!
  • I was surprised by this dramatic scenery so close to Arbroath.


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Contributed by: Andrew Llanwarne

Dramatic cliffs near Abroath

Dramatic cliffs near Abroath

Key Facts

Location Arbroath, coast of Eastern Scotland
When it was walked December 2004
Walk type Countryside paths - no significant hills
Difficulty Suitable for anyone who enjoys an easy walk , but good walking boots or shoes advisable.
Distance approx 4 miles (6 km) approx
Time taken approx  2 hrs 20 mins (one way)
Map used if any Ordnance Survey 1.50,000 Landranger map, sheet 54  
Source of info on walk Already known  
Getting there Car from Dundee.  Served by Dundee-Aberdeen train, and bus services.  
Places to stay A number of hotels and guest houses in Arbroath
Places to eat/ buy food

Shops & cafes in Arbroath

But ‘n’ Ben Restaurant, Auchmithie Tel: 01241 877223