Arbroath, Arbirlot, Ethie Woods and the Coast

Route Key

TR Turn Right SO Straight On T T Junction RBT Roundabout SP Sign Post TL Turn Left Y Y Junction X Crossroads TFL Traffic Lights

Route Description

From the Harbour car park head west along the coast and the West Links. Hug the seawall until crossing the pedestrian bridge over the railway. Cross the A92 and take the path sign posted Arbirlot. This path breaks out into fields before heading back into the trees through a gate. Crossing a bridge, some steps lead up to the single track ride to Arbirlot with its picturesque white water and bridge. Follow the B9127 east then follow the green footpath signs to Bankhead and Millfield Feus. Head SW on the A933, again looking out for the footpath signs just after the industrial estate which will take you towards Kirkton.

At St. Vigeans ride under the rail bridge, turning right onto the road. Not far up the hill, turn left onto the track beside some cottages which runs parallel to the A92. At Bankfoot turn left onto the busy A92 cycling through Marywell before crossing and turning right at Ethie Cottage and into Ethie Woods. There are a wide variety of trails here so it’s worth exploring if you have the time. Alternatively, continue east up the hill following the trail beside the fields taking you past kennels. Pass straight over the road onto the adjacent track to West Mains of Auchmithie. Turn right onto the Auchmithie road and then left at the next road junction. Follow the Blue Sustrans Cycling signs through Cliffburn and back down to the coast and the Harbour.

Route Specific Information:

  • Busy stretches of road, please take care when crossing and riding on the A92.
  • The trail to the east of Ethie Woods heading to West Mains of Auchmithie can become overgrown and impassable during the height of summer.
  • Please stick to the recommended route.

Starting Point

Arbroath Harbour

Trail Type

Mountain Bike





Route Map

Arbroath Map