Ferryden - Boddin - Scurdie Ness - Ferryden

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The route takes minor roads, lanes and paths to the coast, follows the clifftop path from Boddin Point via Usen to the lighthouse at Scurdie Ness and thence returns along the estuary of the South Esk to Ferryden. En route it visits a clifftop cemetery with the grave of the man who seemingly died before he was born!

Information for Dog Owners: the walk is suitable for biddable dogs.

Scotland - Northeast Scotland - Angus - Coast


Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Good for Kids, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Industrial Archaeology, Moor, Mostly Flat, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, River, Sea, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
6/5/2013 - Campbell Barrie

Started this walk from Montrose station so joined the route just past Waypoint 2. Very enjoyable walk, followed Norma's suggestion from WP11 and arrived at Usan from landward. Although I went down to the beach, I couldn't locate a way past those cleaning out the fishboxes and went back up from the beach and through the Usan Salmon Co. property (past the ruined tower & cottages) to rejoin the coastal route. I found the section before the 'grassy foreshore' a bit of a scramble but I should probably have stayed further out from the rocks. Intend to go back and try the route as laid out in the original guide.

4/28/2010 - NORMA BERTRAM

After the cemetery, at point 11, best to follow grass track under the railway and join road and follow to Mains of Usan. The old coastal path is not easy to follow because of erosion. At high tide you cannot cross the foreshore and have to pick up the path north of the old farm outbuildings.