Rocktype Sandstone (soft)
Altitude 183m a.s.l
nice day © mulletcocktail2000
An extensive sandstone outcrop on the Hill of Kirriemuir. It is very sheltered and enjoys easy access, sun all day, with impressive views across the Vale of Strathmore.
In conjunction with the Kirriemuir Hill park and the new Neverland Captain Hook's pirateship play area this makes it a friendly family venue. The Camera Obscura in JM Barrie's cricket pavilion is now open 7 days a week from 10am to 5pm and is manned by volunteers. They are also operating a small shop/cafe which will be improved by the addition of a kitchen soon.
The toilets in the pavilion are also open again with the same opening times as the Camera Obscura
NOTE: COVID 19 restrictions might apply to the above amenities.
Due to the sunny aspect and the very limited seepage the crags receives, climbing is certainly possible throughout the year and in fact the crag was initially developed in the winter with most routes being done between November 2006 and April 2007.
From the A90, follow the A926 towards Kirriemuir for two and a half miles to turn off right at Checkiefield onto an unclassified road. Continue for one mile until reaching a T-junction. Turn right then almost immediately left (signed "Northmuir") and continue for just over half a mile until reaching a sharp right bend on entering the town. At this bend, keep left onto West Hill Road and after 200m turn left to follow the Camera Obscura track. Walk east along the track from the car park for 50m,turn right and follow the steep well made path following the East wall of the cemetery, turn left along the path and arrive at "The Bay".
Alternative on street parking is available to the south of the quarry on Brechin Road. Follow the driving instructions above until you reach the T-junction and instead turn left. The access path to the quarry is on the right immediately as you enter the town. Park on the street here. Follow the path up the hill and take the right fork to arrive in the quarry at the Right Wall.
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