The 39 meter lighthouse, built in 1870 is situated on the rocky coastline near to Montrose. If you were to climb the 170 steps to the top on a clear day you could see as far as Berwick. To get to it you can park in the free car park in the historical fishing village of Ferryden and the lighthouse is about a 1 mile walk up the small road that runs along the estuary. If you are a keen walker you may wish to continue your walk along the clifftop path to Boddin Point, which is about 3 miles away.
This area of coastline is renowned for the Agate gemstone that can be found amongst the volcanic rock. If you can’t find any yourself, why not visit the Montrose Museum, which holds a collection found in the area. Also worth a visit is the Montrose Basin Nature Reserve, which has a visitor centre just outside of Ferryden village.
The Northern Lighthouse Board have more information on their website www.nlb.org.uk