Montrose - Kinnaber - North Esk Estuary

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This walk can be started in Montrose, or I suggest getting public transport or a taxi to the start point in Hillside. A good track follows the River North Esk upstream to Morphie Dam and Salmon Ladder and track and paths lead from there to the coastal sand-dunes and back to Montrose. The return journey from the mouth of the North Esk can be made as described in the waymarks along the track, or could be made along the beach. After Waymark 12 the route can be to the Airfield Museum or to the cafe and facilities at Montrose Beach.

Scotland - Northeast Scotland - Angus - Coast


Cafe, Food Shop, Great Views, Museum, Nature Trail, Restaurant, River, Sea, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife
7/28/2022 - Mike Sawyer

We've done this walk before and enjoyed it. However when we came to do it on 27/7/22 we found that the path was um-navigable as there had been multiple tree falls across the route (?Storm Arwen) at point 6 Grid refNO724621. Had to retrace our steps.

10/23/2015 - Aleen Philip

This walk can be changed to an easy circular walk. Park at the water treatment car park. Go the other way from Kinnaber round under the viaduct to the fishing huts. From there you head back slightly and up to Hillside. Walk along the road towards the coast road A92 from Hillside to the Maltings but cut through Charlton Fruit farm on the right. Have a fine tea break there- love their Strawberry tarts. From there it is easy to get back to the cars.

10/18/2015 - Aleen Philip

Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre is open Easter to October every Wednesday to Sunday. From November to March open weekends only. Weekdays and Saturdays 10.00 - 4.00 and Sundays from 12.00. Well worth a visit. Oldest Air Station in Britain - from 1913. Come and visit us if you are doing this walk.