Coastal notes

A coastal art installation erected by an unknown artist that struck a chord with walkers on the popular Arbroath cliff-top trail, in Angus, but was taken down over fears it might tempt some visitors too close to the edge has been re-erected at a safer site nearby.

A series of musical notes welded to a metal frame, the piece was originally put up on top of cliffs above the Deil’s Heid, a well known sea stack. However, the Scottish Wildlife Trust, which manages the nature reserve, decided to take it down, voicing safety fears.

Happily it has since returned and now occupies a spot a little further along the coastal path, overlooking Carlingheugh Bay. The tune is the lively Christian hymn Lord of the Dance.

The notes can be reached by walking (or cycling) along the cliff-top coastal path from Whitting Ness (at the far end of Victoria Park, Arbroath) to Carlingheugh Bay. They sit by the signed junction where the trail breaks right and begins its descent to the beach. It is a 4km hike out and back, or you can continue on along the path, exploring its many coves and caves, to the village of Auchmithie.

For more info on walking along the Angus coast, consider buying a copy of my guide to the Angus Coastal Trail and help support this site in the process. I thank you.

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