Cruden Bay

This week we are visiting the wonderful Cruden Bay.  Located just about 18 miles from the Bothy, it is another fantastic beach to take a wander along and as it is out just beyond Forvie Nature Reserve, you can manage to easily visit both on the same day.

When you come to visit Cruden Bay, one of the things that you will see is St James’s Church which sits on Chapel Hill.  A beautiful building with a striking spire which was built back in 1842.  This was not the only Chapel which was built here as back in 1012, when the battle between the Danes and the Scots took place, a chapel was built here to mark the site.

You will also see Slains Castle which dates back to 1597 and built by the Earl of Erroll.  The harbour, Port Erroll, was also built by the Earl too and you get some super views along the pink sands and dunes of the Bay from here.

To get to the beach, you need to cross over the water via the wooden bridge – “White Lady’s Bridge”.  We managed to get parked not too far away from the bridge when we visited.  We took a wander along and down onto the beach and had a lovely walk.  It is a great area for wildlife so I always like to keep an eye out!  Great to get out and nice to get back to the van for a hot drink and something to eat!

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