Walk: A fishy foray from Gardenstown to Crovie

Aberdeenshire | Gardenstown | Short walk | ★★★

[The coast path hugs the cliffs, directly above the water in places]

An short but exciting coast path connects the captivating fishing villages of Gardenstown and Crovie. This is a wild section of coastline, with the thin strip of concrete path hemmed in between conglomerate sea cliffs and the chilly North Sea in places. A short section is covered at high tide, and the whole route is probably inadvisable in stormy weather, when large waves threaten even the villages themselves. Catch it at any other time and it's a perfect way to take in one of the most beautiful corners of underrated, coastal Aberdeenshire.

[Steps over The Braes headland towards the Gardenstown end]

📌 Walk: A fishy foray from Gardenstown to Crovie ★★★
Start / finish at car park on New Ground, east end of Gardenstown lower village, G.R.: NJ 801649 ///cakes.binds.conquests

▶ 3 km / 2 mi | ▲ 20 m | ⌚ Short | Easy
Features: Gardenstown ★★★; Gamrie Bay coastline; Crovie ★★★
Terrain: Short rocky beach section, then partly surfaced path with a few steps. The first section is normally (just) submerged at high tide.

Route & map

Car park - Gardenstown - coast path - Crovie - return by outward route

Route credit: Scotland Off the Beaten Track
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On our visit

Wildlife: Waders and seagulls on the beach.
Weather: Cloudy with some sunshine, temperature in single figures.

[Approaching Crovie]


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    1. I'm afraid we're not sure of the answer to your question! It certainly doesn't look new.


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