Sections of Arbroath cliffs path set to re-open to public

PLANS to re-open stretches of a popular Angus coastal path have been outlined by Angus Council. Seaton Cliffs path was closed last year at three locations for safety reasons due to landslips and erosion.

Angus Council, in partnership with The Scottish Wildlife Trust, who own the path, have now identified actions which would allow the reopening of the route at Seamen’s Grave, Dickmont’s Den and Carlingheugh Bay.

The council’s depute spokesman on roads issues, Councillor David Fairweather, said: “Seaton Cliffs path is a popular walk for local people and visitors and I am pleased that actions have now been identified which would allow those sections closed for safety reasons to reopen to the public.

The section at Dickmont’s Den could be re-opened with regular monitoring being carried out by the trust and the council. At Seamen’s Grave the preferred option is to relocate the footpath a suitable distance away from the current route.

The section of path at Carlingheugh Bay could be diverted along the beach as an interim option until a permanent solution is found, allowing walkers access to the path at Auchmithie and access to Seaton Den.