Walking Tour - The BIG Smokie

  • guided tour

  • 5 hrs 30 mins

  • Up to 8 people
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    Arbroath, GB

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  • Description

    The BIG Smokie tour takes you on a fun walking adventure from Arbroath to Auchmithie; The home of the Smokie. Here we will enjoy a hearty traditional Scottish meal together.

    We will see some stunning scenery such as 'The Needle's eye', 'Dickmont's Den' and 'The Deils heid'.

    We will explore 3 large caves, lookout for dolphins and seabirds, learn how the tides and swell works, Enjoy locally roasted coffee at our favourite picnic spot, watch videos of local cliff jumpers, hear tales from our infamous smuggling days and learn about Arbroath's unique geology.


    ⏱️Time - 5.5hrs (4hrs walking, 1.5hrs meal)

    📏Distance - 4 miles

    💪General fitness and good mobility is essential

    👯🏻People per tour - 8 people max

    👦🏻Age - Minimum age 10 (Parents are responsible for under 18's)

    ⚠️1 parent per 1 child⚠️


    - You must be able to comfortably walk 4 miles at a reasonable pace

    - You must be able to walk up 5 flights of stairs and walk along a rocky beach unaided

    - You must be able to walk along slippy rocks covered in seaweed

    The cliffs can be a dangerous environment and this tour is not suitable if you are not confident on your feet or have any issues with walking. There is a chance of slipping which could lead to injuries, broken bones etc...

    -The total walk distance is roughly 4 miles on a walking path.

    -There are 2 sections where we walk down a steep rocky cliff path

    -There are 2 sections where we walk along a rocky beach


    Included in the tour is 1 main meal and 1 drink (wine excluded). You are more than welcome to add on a starter/dessert/drinks (Surcharge applied)

    You also have the option to upgrade to something else on the menu (Surcharge applied). Vegetarian and Vegan options available.


    Your tour will end in Auchmithie at the But n Ben restaurant where we will enjoy a meal together.

    From here we can arrange a shuttle back to Arbroath, you could catch the bus or the more adventurous can walk off their meal back to Arbroath


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    This tour has some physical requirements due to the danger of the area. There are steep cliffs and slippy rocks.

    You must -

    1. Be confident on your feet and have good mobility
    2. Have general fitness
    3. Not afraid of heights


    The cliffs can be a dangerous environment and this tour is not suitable if you are not confident on your feet.

    There is a chance of slipping which could lead to injuries, broken bones etc...

    If you have ANY doubts in your mind about your abilities and/or have any knee or hip issues then this tour may not be suitable.

    Your safety is our top priority and we want to make sure everyone is kept safe and happy.

    If you have any questions then please feel free to message for more information.

    ⚠️UNDER 18's⚠️

    There must be a ratio of 1 parent per 1 child.

    Parents are fully responsible for under 18s. Our guides will of course look after you but please make sure you pay extra attention to your child to ensure your child's safety.

    What to bring



    🟢🥾Great options - Hiking boots, running shoes, something with Ankle support

    🟠👟Good options - grippy trainers/boots

    🔴👠Bad options - Sandals, High heels, Clown shoes, Rollerskates



    1. Shorts/trousers or Leggings
    2. Hat
    3. Sunscreen


    1. Warm Clothes
    2. Thermal under layers
    3. Rain jacket
    4. Gloves
    5. Hat


    🎒A backpack

    📱A camera or phone

    🍫Chocolate (for your guide😂)

    1. View beautiful locations such as 'The Needle's Eye', 'Dickmont's Den' and 'The Deils heid'
    2. Visit several caves and hear of their fascinating history
    3. Lookout for Dolphins, seabirds and insects
    4. Watch our guide's demo of how the tides and swell of the North sea work
    5. Watch videos of Arbroath's infamous cliff jumpers in action
    6. Hear tales of Arbroath's smuggling days
    7. Try locally roasted Coffee (Sacred Grounds) at our favourite picnic spot
    8. View maps and photos of the special seacaves hidden deep underground
    9. Learn about Arbroath's unique red sandstone geology
    10. Enjoy a tasty Scottish meal at the 'But n Ben' restaurant (Smokies anyone?)

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