Coastal Walk: Balmedie to Menie Links
Date: Thursday 24th September 2015
Company: Myself and Cuillin
Distance: 7km, Ascent: 30m
Time: 1Hr 20Mins

It was not my intention to undertake a walk today, however as I was in the area, I took the opportunity to complete another few kilometres of my coastal walk from Aberdeen to Inverness. It also provided Cuillin with the opportunity to have some fun at the beach.

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Click here to see a map of the route undertaken

From Balmedie Beach car park, I made my way towards the dunes and then down onto the beach. There are lots of incredible dunes at Balmedie.

Large dunes at Balmedie Beach:

Once onto the beach, we walked for several kilometres towards Newburgh. It was high-tide today, so not ideal for seeing this beach at its best.

Cuillin on Balmedie Beach:

Having fun:

After six consecutive days of hillwalking in Cowal and Luss, it was nice to undertake a short flat walk today along the beach.

Looking towards Newburgh:

Looking towards Aberdeen:

Walking along the beach:

I knew that Trump International Golf Course had been built in the dunes at Menie, however I did not realise the course was at one point right next to the beach.

Trump International Golf Course right next to beach:

Looking back towards Aberdeen from Menie Links:

After walking circa 4km we turned around and walked back to Balmedie.

Lots of sand and dunes at Balmedie:

A nice short dog walk.