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........... Fife

........... Sandwood Bay, Sutherland

............ Isle of Skye

............ Isle of Arran



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.= National Parks ;
.. groen = Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) (the next step down from a National Park).


Leven – St Andrews ........ 53 km / 2-3 dagen

Topper onder de kustwandelingen:
Zie: Top 10 UK coastal walks.

Sandy bays and straightforward, grassy cliff paths,
but much wilder after Crail with sections of rough foreshore.

• 'A fringe of gold on a beggar's mantle' was how James II of Scotland described the East Neuk of Fife, a mostly low coastal strip of picturesque fishing towns bases on a series of sheltered bays.
• ' Neuk' is the old Scots word for corner, and the historical importance of
the small peninsula is reflected in the fact that many of the small towns are royal burghs.
• Each retains its own distinctive character, and no more so than in the splendid architecture that will leave you fascinated and awed in equal measure.

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• Crail Harbour.



Start/Finish: Blairmore, near Kinlochbervie.... 16 km / 1 dag

Topper onder de kustwandelingen:
Zie: Top 10 UK coastal walks.

Clear but sometimes boggy moorland track, sandy shore and
rough cliff paths.

• Almost 3 km of spotless white sand, backed by rolling dunes and a
dark and brooding loch with, on either side, finely chiselled rocky headlands that funnel the crashing surf: this is Sandwood Bay.
• It is within sight of Cape Wrath, near the extreme north-west tip of the British mainland, the bay has no cafe, toilet block or car park.
• To reach Sandwood's unblemished sands you have to walk almost 8 km
along a rough moorland track.
• The route begins at a small car park, towards the end of the lane from Kinlochbervie.
• A lively fish market takes place every weekday in Kinlochbervie;
the nearby crofting community of Oldshoremore has a superb beach of its
own; and there is a secluded bayside campsite further along the lane at Sheigra.

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• The impressive sea stack
(= brandingspilaar) Am Buachaille is over 65 m high



Isle of Skye:

In walking terms, the Isle of Skye is best known for the Cuillin, a
breathtaking range of mountains on the Minginish peninsula.
But the opportunities for coastal walking are also immensely varied and
high quality, thanks to the island's geography, which sees its five main peninsulas radiate out in all directions.
Nowhere on Skye are you more than 8 km from the sea.

1. Glen Brittle – Rubh' an Dùnain and back .. 13 km/ 4 uur

Start/Finish: Glen Brittle (beach car park) ...

Topper onder de kustwandelingen:
Zie: Top 10 UK coastal walks.

Low peninsula of rough vegetation and rocky outcrops,
plus quite a few boggy sections.

• This walk out to the low and exposed peninsula of Rubh' an Dùnain from
Glen Brittle has plenty of close-up historical interest, with ancient cairns
and ruined 19th-century crofts.
• The far-off views include the Small Isles and the southern Outer Hebrides.

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2. MacLeod's Maidens....... 18 ½ km / 6 uur

Start/Finish: Orbost (car park)

Firm forest tracks, then an undulating and occasionally boggy path out to
the rough clifftop.

• This route provides a totally different spectacle, with a popular woodland track out to the high cliffs of the Duirinish peninsula, where
Macleod's Maidens are among the finest sea stacks on Skye.

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• Rubh' an Dùnain.
.. The exit stream from the loch has at some point been dug as a canal, obviously to enable
.. boats to be dragged up to the safety of the loch.



Isle of Arran:
1. Lochranza Sannox ........ 16 km/ 5 uur

Topper onder de kustwandelingen:
Zie: Top 10 UK coastal walks.

Low-level coastal track, occasionally boggy at first;
one area of rocks requires some care.

Arran is often described as Scotland in miniature.
Everything is in perfect proportion, from the shapely bays and beaches with
a scattering of small coastal communities, to the grand central mountain group fashioned by the glaciers.
• If it rains, visit the Heritage Museum.
• There are miles of largely unspoilt and unexplored coastline to discover:
the Arran Coastal Way takes advantage of the raised beach that almost encircles the island.
• The section from Lochranza in the north has particularly outstanding views across to Bute and Argyll, and on a clear day the mountains on the mainland stand out crystal-clear.
• This walk is mostly straightforward but does include one short, rock-strewn section.

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2. Lagg Whiting Bay .......... 16 km

Shoreline route including sandy bays and rough grassy sward, but
boulder fields make for hard going in places.
The foot of Bennan Head, by Black Cave, is impassable at high tide.

The Coastal Way continues along the shore before reaching a boulder field (rolsteenveld) and soon after, the Black Cave.
The sea here comes right to the cave at high tide which will determine which route you follow from here.
Eventually it continues along a path along the shore - this is a very
pleasant walk and seals can invariably be seen on the rocks. 

An adventurous route follows the coastline around Dippen Head and on to Whiting Bay.

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Kasteelruïne aan de kust bij Lochranza.



Boeken met informatie:

Zoek voor deze beste kustwandelingen één van de twee onderstaande
.. wandelboeken van Andrew McCloy.
...Een geweldige aanwinst voor je wandelbiebje !
Je kunt deze wandelingen óók zónder die boeken goed doen. De benodigde
...informatie staat meestal ook in een wandelgids en kaart van een
...langeafstandspad. Wel heb je dan wat minder leuke achtergrondinfo.

. Coastal Walks Around Britain,
.... 15 Magnificant Weekend Walks,
.... Andrew McCloy,

.... New Holland Publishers, 2008

.... ..


In 2011 is Coastal Walks Around Britain met wat kleine wijzigingen opnieuw uitgebracht, maar nu onder de titel: Britain's Best Coastal Walks:

. Britain's Best Coastal Walks,
.... Andrew McCloy,
.... New Holland Publishers, 2011


Deze twee boeken zijn alleen nog antiquariatisch te krijgen.
Zoek eerst naar Britain's Best Coastal Walks uit 2011.
...Kun je dat niet vinden, probeer dan Coastal Walks Around Britain, 2008


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