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Bullers of Buchan

Heavily eroded cliffs have resulted in creation of striking geological features in this area. For example:

  • The Camel’s Back - a long ridge sticking out of the sea
  • The Bow of Pitwarlachie - a tunnel passing under the Camel’s Back
  • Hell’s Lum - a crack in the cliff where a sea cave is just breaking through the ground above
  • The Pot – a large hole where the roof of a big sea cave has collapsed. This is the most famous of the features.

The Bullers of Buchan is also a great place to look for puffins, which can be seen near their burrows in the grass above the cliff during the spring and summer.

Things to see and do

  • Admire the area’s striking landscape; look out for the features mentioned above
  • Bring a pair of binoculars and watch for puffins along the cliff top

A local resident has put togther a useful website on the area. 


The Bullers of Buchan from Cruden Bay (4.5km/2.75 miles)


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