GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Arbroath Coastal Path

4 miles (6 km)

This popular walk takes you along the dramatic Seaton Cliffsbetween Arbroath and Auchmithie on theNorth Seacoast. The area is geologically significant with towering red sandstone cliffs all along the path. The area is also a wildlife reserve so look out for seabird colonies and even dolphins as you make your way along the route. In the summer months you can also see lots of butterflies fluttering around the many wildflowers that grow on the cliff tops.
The walk starts from the car park at St Ninian's Well. Victoria Park about a mile east of the town centre and train station. Here you can pick up the coast path and follow it north to Carlingheugh Bay. There's some fine old red sandstone outcrops here including the Three Sisters. The next section takes you past the lovely Castlesea Bay before finishing in Auchmithie where there's a pretty harbour and a lovely beach about 120 feet below the village.
At the end of the walk you can enjoy some well earned refreshments at The But 'n' Ben in Auchmithie. The popular seafood restaurant serves high teas plus Scottish dishes and seafood, including Arbroath smokies. You can then return to Arbroath on the same path or catch a bus back if you prefer.

Arbroath Coastal Path OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Arbroath Coastal Path Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


Cliffs near Arbroath i Seaton Cliffs Wildlife Reserve sign

Seaton Cliffs Wildlife Reserve sign

Seaton Cliffs - - 228240

A section of the red sandstone cliffs between Arbroath and Auchmithie

Seaton Cliffs from the west - - 354005

Seaton Cliffs from the west. A typical view of what's to be seen all along this cliff path.

Carlingheugh Bay - - 3194

Carlingheugh Bay. The bay has some fine examples of eroded Old Red Sandstone outcrops. The ones in the centre are known as the Three Sisters.

Castlesea Bay - panoramio

Castlesea Bay

The But n Ben, 1 Auchmithie

The But n Ben, Auchmithie

Auchmithie Cliffs - - 215876

Auchmithie Cliffs. The Old Red Sandstone cliffs stretch north from Auchmithie to Red Head.

Auchmithie Harbour - - 607444

Auchmithie Harbour


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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