Cullykhan Bay – a short and wet walk

The weather wasn’t looking great for our 1st full day, so we decided to stay close to the cottage.

Just a few miles along the coast was Cullykhan Bay and the map showed that it had a small but sandy beach – perfect for Jas, so off we went.

Cullykhan Bay


There is a small car park down a track off the B9031, then a short walk from there down to the beach. We wore our jackets as it was windy and cold and the sky was grey. Jas shot down to the thrashing was and loved it.

The rain was starting and we had a quick look at a cave that went through to the other side of the cliffs, but got caught in a real downpour – should have wore full waterproofs!

Cave showing other side

Gamrie Lodge – The Coach House

On easing of the Lockdown restrictions we booked a weeks holiday for the end of August at Gamrie Lodge – The Coach House Cottage in Aberdeenshire, an area we have never explored. The Lodge itself is a mile south off Gardenstown, a small village on the North East coast, just 9.4 miles East of Banff.

Note that Gardenstown is known locally as Gamrie, and Gamrie is pronounced ‘gay-m-ray’, not ‘gamm-ray’ as those South of Aberdeen may say!

Entrance to Gamrie Lodge
The Coach House