Cliff Top Walk
Arbroath To Auchmithie Cliff Top Walk
This cliff-top walk from Victoria Park in Arbroath leads you to the old fishing village of Auchmithie (where the famous 'smokie' originated from), taking in spectacular scenery of Seaton cliffs.
The cliffs are home to many seabirds including fulmars, herring gulls, shags and rock doves. If you are lucky enough you may spot falcons, dolphins and towards Auchmithie, you may spot puffins.
Seaton Cliffs also supports many flowering plants. Where spring creates marshy conditions on the gentler slopes, plants such as meadowsweet and marsh orchid grow alongside woodland flowers like violet and primrose. Sea campion and other truly maritime species, such as purple milk-vetch, can also be found.
From the north end of the esplanade in Victoria Park, at Whiting Ness, follow the cliff-top path which reaches the reserve (signposted) near a sandstone arch called the Needles E'e. Beyond Dickmonts Den, follow the narrower clifftop path past Deil's Heid and Carlingheugh Bay, to Seaton Den. Take care along the cliffs and keep to the paths.
At the furthest point of the reserve, cross over to Seaton Den and make your way around the edge of the farmland and head north into Auchmithie where you can stop off at the But 'n' Ben for something to eat. To return to Arbroath, retrace your steps or follow the road back.
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