Magical, majestic, soaring, vertiginous, awe inspiring, craggy, towering. All adjectives that you commonly find in front of “cliffs”. They are amazing phenomena. No fading out to sea like a beach does or the wishy washy compromise of a tangle of rocks. Cliffs are uncompromising. They make a statement. Here endeth terra firma. Here starteth your journey into the unknown vastness of the wild seas.
And, of course, Arbroath Cliffs was a famous film star of the 1930’s. Only kidding. But he should have been. An opportunity missed by Hollywood I feel, though the moniker did enjoy a certain popularity in the 60’s. Cliff Mitchelmore, Cliff Hanley and of course, Bachelor Boy?
Sunday’s walk will, of course, live up to all these adjectives. https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/angus/arbroath-cliffs.shtml
7 miles of captivating scenery and well worth carrying a camera for – though, in truth, you’ll never quite capture that mysterious essence. Possibly also worth bringing a geology book. Or you can bluff it. Who will know?
Let’s meet at 10.30 for an 11 o’clock kick-off at the start point which is at the north end of the road along the front at the north end of Arbroath; there’s a car park at the far end of Victoria Park, near the public toilets.
Can you let me know if you’re planning to be there cos it’s a semi-linear walk and we may want to leave a car at both ends rather than rely on public transport?
And who knows what a fortnight after Sunday will bring? Now there, indeed, is a cliffhangar.