Friday 19 June 2015
Dundee to Carnoustie
I caught the bus to Dundee and started walking along the cycle route next to the docks. I’d only gone about a mile when I came across a checkpoint and signs telling me it was possible to cycle through the docks (if I had appropriate ID) but walking was not allowed. Disgruntled I was forced onto the main dual carriageway as the only route and so when I spied a bus stop I decided to catch the bus to Broughty Ferry.
Once in ‘The Ferry’ I stopped at a cafe to cheer myself up and then continued past Broughty Castle and along the cycle route to Monifieth and Carnoustie.
Today’s walk was very dull. I spent nearly all day walking along cycle paths next to railway lines and with very little to see. Angus council has not yet provided a tourist route for walkers, only cyclists and drivers.
I walked past Barry Buddon rifle ranges that extend out towards Buddon Ness and prevent the public from accessing the coastline. After them it was Carnoustie and the British Amateur Championship was taking place so there were a few people and TV cameras about.
I stopped at another cafe in Carnoustie, and to admire the very well kept war memorial, before starting the march to Arbroath.
After about 20 minutes I realised that the walk was pointless as I was following the trainline (again) and so I turned around and marched back to Carnoustie and got the train and bus back to Ruth’s. Possibly my most boring day of the trip so far.