That ongoing problem erosion at Cummingston sea cliffs.

Sadly the erosion at my local crag Cummingston Sea cliffs is getting worse look back on my blogs and see how many times I have written about it. This is not just a climbing cliff but also a well loved place for locals with the caves I took my Grand kids recently and the path was in a poor state.

2020 Feb erosion on path at Cummingston – getting worse.


Many groups now use the cliff and I am sure there was a survey done on it a while ago. I would love to see a copy of it. Can anyone help. I now have an idea what was in it.

I will contact Mountaineering Scotland and ask if they can help. But surely those who use it a lot should form a working group and try to sort out a plan for the future. I will be monitoring who is using it the cliff as I am down fairly often. Comments welcome.

There is Cummingston voluntary Access Group that set up some years ago that did a lot of good work in the past.

I have contacted Mountaineering Scotland the Access officer and will see what happens?

I also got information that there was a survey done many years ago. I will try to find out what happened. There was no funding it seems?

I have been updated The other issue is the Moray Council’s stewardship of it. It is also overseen by SNH as it’s a SSSI due to the dinosaur footprints nearby. So any improvements have to be approved. Thanks to Pete Hill for all his hard work. We will see if anything can be done after the winter.

About heavywhalley.MBE

Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 37 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 3 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer and loves the wild places.
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