Whiting Ness

Whiting Ness Cliffs, Arbroath


The start of the Arbroath clifftop path begins at Whiting Ness at the far end of King’s Drive in Victoria Park.

The park was opened in 1897 to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee and it seems likely that the area was landscaped at that time.

Seaton Cliffs have a number of fascinating rock formations such as The Deil’s Heid, and Needles E’e.

The different stages in the evolution of rocky coastlines can also be seen. Faults and joints erode to form everything from minor gashes to large caves (Mason’s Cave). You can see phases of cave collapse from roof blowholes (caused by compressed air during storms), collapsed cave roofs (Gaylet Pot) and natural arches. Complete roof collapse has formed elongate clefts, called ‘geos’ (Dickmont’s Den), and secluded coves.

From the car park at the end of Victoria Park, it is possible to follow a three mile (5km) nature trail to the picturesque village of Auchmithie set atop the cliffs.

Whiting Ness