River Ugie

IMG_4652Continuing on our tour of the villages and towns up the Coastal Route, this picture was taken when we were out walking at Peterhead.  This is a picture of the River Ugie and where it meets the North Sea.  Ugie is about 27 miles from the Bothy and is very near to the centre of Peterhead.  It was at Ugie that the original settlement that was to become Peterhead was first established.

Ugie has a beautiful beach – it is a great place for having a walk and getting some fresh air!The river estuary here is an excellent spot for bird watchers as it is a very rich habitat for coastal wildlife.

Ugie also has the oldest working smoke house in the UK.  The Old Salmon Fish House was built in 1585 to store and preserve game and fish and it is still in use today – over 400 years later!!

On the far side of the estuary, you can see Peterhead Golf Club.  This is one of the oldest clubs in the world, having been established back in 1841.  There are 2 courses here – somewhat challenging I believe!!  Up until 1925, access to the club was by ferry only.  Nowadays, you can cross by the “Birnie Brig!”

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