Coastal Walk: Portsoy to Sandend (and back)
Date: Sunday 28th February 2010
Company: Myself and Beinn
Time: 2Hrs 30Mins
Dog friendly: Yes (need to be kept on a lead in places)
Almost one year ago, I swapped hills for coast to walk a stretch of my local coastline from Sandend
Was feeling really scunnered with snow today so I set off to walk the next stretch of coastline from Portsoy to Sandend.
Ten minutes after setting off from home I arrived in Portsoy. I parked at the harbour and after taking a few pics, set off along the coast.
The Shore Inn, Portsoy:
Looking towards Portsoy Open Air Pool:
Coast leading to Redhythe Point:
Was interesting to find an open air swimming pool about 5-10 minutes along from the harbour. Shame it is now closed.
Portsoy Open Air Pool (full at High Tide):
Portsoy Open Air Pool (empty two hours later):
The next stretch of coast I had walked a couple of times previously, en-route to climbing at the Redhythe Point sea cliffs.
Inlet between Portsoy and Redhythe Point:
According to the Aberdeenshire Council website the ruin building at Redhythe is a former rifle range.
Redhythe (former Rifle Range):
Cliffs at Redhythe Point:
Logiehead in distance:
The Bin of Cullen was looking nice today (lots of forest surrounding the hill hence snow only at top)
Bin of Cullen above Sandend village (zoomed):
Have visited Sandend beach many times previously but didn't realise that there was another small bay next to it called Red Haven.
Red Haven (looking back):
Sandend Village across Sandend Bay:
On reaching Sandend beach we walked the length of the beach before heading back.