Coastal walk: Macduff to Whitehills (and back)
Date: Sunday 21st November 2010
Company: Myself and Beinn
Distance: c. 10 miles
Time: 3 Hours
Earlier this year I walked the stretch of coastline from
Portsoy to Sandend.
In 2009, I walked the stretch of coastline from
Sandend to Cullen.
Today, I set off to walk another section of my local coastline from Macduff to Whitehills (and back).
I parked in the car park of the
Macduff Marine Aquarium.
From the car park, I walked round the Macduff harbour and then along the A98 - Shore Street and Union Road.
There are a few pubs on the main street should you need a refreshment. I wasn't thirsty today
Macduff Marine Aquarium:
Looking across to Banff from Macduff (zoomed):
Macduff and Banff are situated right next to each other, separated by the River Deveron and the Banff bridge.
Banff from Macduff:
Banff from Banff bridge:
There is an impressive treasure house and cultural arts centre called
Duff House on the outskirts of Banff. This is operated by Historic Scotland, National Galleries of Scotland and Aberdeenshire Council. It is worth a visit!
Duff House from Banff bridge (zoomed):
After crossing Banff bridge, I followed the road alongside the coast passed the Co-op and then along a path to the right of the (in)famous Spotty Bag Shop.
Spotty bag shop:
I continued along the coast along Deveronside, Harbour Place then Quayside.