Name: Montrose ★★☆☆☆
Location: G.R.: NO 714579 ///dried.regal.shock
|[St Cyrus (September 2013)]|
Name: Montrose Basin ★★☆☆☆
Description: Huge tidal basin and mudflats on the inland side of Montrose: thousands of overwintering birds.
Location (visitor centre): A92 a mile south-west of Montrose, G.R.: NO 701565 ///shelter.warthog.bump
Open (2017): Visitor centre: daily, mid-February to October; Friday to Monday, November to mid-February. Reserve: always.
Cost (2017): £4 (adults), 50p (children)
Name: Boddin Point ★★☆☆☆
Description: Coastal headland with remains of an 18th century limekiln and abandoned (?) harbour.
Location: Minor road end 3 miles south of Montrose, G.R.: NO 714533 ///cautious.sailing.stun
Name: Elephant Rock ★★☆☆☆
Description: Er, a rock shaped like an elephant, when seen from the coast path on the western side.
Location: Off minor road 3 miles south of Montrose, G.R.: NO 715539 ///bedrock.cheetahs.carting
Anything else? Just enough space for small cars (only) to park near (but not blocking) a gate off the minor road at G.R.: NO 713542, then walk through the gate, follow the grassy track for a few hundred metres to the coast, then follow the coast path briefly to the right to the view of the rock. Alternatively, park as for Boddin Point above, then follow the coast footpath east (under a mile return). The rock is best seen at low tide, when it's fully above the water line.
>> see separate post for House of Dun ★★★☆☆ (4 miles away)
>> see Lunan Bay post for Lunan Bay ★★★★☆; Red Castle ★★☆☆☆ (4 miles away)
>> see separate post for St Cyrus ★★★★☆ (5 miles away)
|[House of Dun (July 2013)]|
|[Red Castle, Lunan Bay]|
|[Mud nests underneath Boddin Point's cliffs]|