Crovie is an 18th century fishing village in the North-East of Scotland. People first came to live there after having been cleared away from their inland homes to make way for sheep farming.
Today many of the houses are holiday lets and it’s a scenic place to walk. And take photos.
A Crovie Walk
This post details a walk taken in 2015.
See those vans below? Beside the amazing sea? That’s as far up the street as vehicles can go in Crovie:
View from the shore:
The wee postbox:
The coastline is beautiful and dramatic. Light conditions change constantly.
Myself and a friend set off on what was meant to be a 1.5 mile walk.
We got lost.
There was torrential rain.
The approach of the rain:
We walked on and on.
We followed the arrows.
And then we found ourselves in a pea field.
The pea field led to a gorge. We retraced our many, many steps, eight miles of steps in the end… but then there was soup and pie and cake and all was very, very well.
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46 Replies to “Crovie, a Historic Village in Aberdeenshire”
Words cannot express how badly I want to live in that row of houses in the first picture
Pretty cold in winter, I would imagine. The sound of the sea would be incredible though…
I lived right on the sea front in Norfolk for several years. Sometimes, in the winter, it would be too cold to sit in the front room, but it was still more than worth it!
It’s so beautiful! I’m curious: how protected it is from storms? Being that close to the water makes me wonder. Still utterly gorgeous. I love your photos and how you captured the rocks and sea algae beneath the water. Thank you for sharing!
There’s no protection from storms, I think it would be pretty scary to live there in winter. There are stories of great storms of the past!
Your images and your words capture Scotland so well. I know most people think the weather and the isolation would be awful, but I find it perfection. Great hiking despite the storm.
Rain did not stop fun 🙂
A very cute place – sometimes walking does that to you – you can’t stop
Beautiful photos…what a place!
The landscape provides an amazing viewing platform of the sea there.
I have visited Crovie. Walked along the shore. Still looks as lovely as it did 17 years ago.
It is pretty unchanging, visually.
Absolutely love that sky; the great thing about Scottish skies is their character; rarely is it all one thing but a mixed bag off goodies (and some baddies!). The rolling storm clouds were fab.
I am a great fan of our changing skies too 🙂
Thank you. I enjoy your posts and photos so much!
Thank you so much 🙂
Hi Ailish, ‘incredible’ is the word, I just loved each post and this one in particular. Dreamy, beautiful place, Scotland, Scotland, one day I would come and soak in all this beauty..till then… thanks to you for bringing this to me all the way to India… take care
I hope you get the chance to visit 🙂
Glad you like 🙂
Thanks for tweeting this blog post again on Twitter. I got to relive my walk in Crovie last fall with you…again! I won’t be going to Crovie again this year, but I am going to Scotland.
Thanks for the lovely pictures!
Glad you liked 🙂
LOVE those pebbles! Oh my goodness, I’m being called to the holiday lets 🙂 Glad to hear you found your soup and rested your feet in the end Ailish… #SundayBlogShare
I’m quite tempted by the holiday lets too! Would be an interesting experience to stay there, I think.
Intriguing we haven’t bumped into each other before as we are covering the same turf, although tbh I am not a frequent blogger presently due to work, but I will be following your travels from now on. Scott
We have good turf to tramp!
It is rather a WOW place 🙂
Beautiful place… I bet the rain is heavy
I bet Noah would be scared of it
Soup and pie and cake… Would we be referring to those wee meat pies with a hole in the top? I’m nuts about them.
No, these were sweet ones 🙂
There’s a company here called Cameron’s British foods. Every year they close down their shop in Florida and come here, to North Carolina, for the Highland Games at Grandfather Mountain. My friend’s pipe band plays there, So she’s picking me up a dozen meat pies, a bottle of HP and a pound of Lorne sausage. I hope she gets back soon, I’m starving! For sweet (Ish), I like rhubarb tart swimming in hot Devonshire custard. We had it for lunch in primary school and my tastebuds have never forgotten.
Well, now I’m hungry!
Thanks, Ailish. Love your photo-travelogues. I’m working on a grail mythology right now that contains several scenes from Scotland and southern England. I’m curious if you have any relation to the Sinclairs of Midlothian, particularly Rosslyn?
No, not that I’m aware of. Your mythology sounds fascinating.
What a peaceful, beautiful place. I like your photos. I fancy living there myself.
It would be quite fierce in winter!
What a beautiful place. Thanks for sharing this beautiful photos.
I’m glad you like them 🙂
We stayed in the Mission building there a few years ago. It was a tad odd and a real hoot. We almost got stuck in an upstairs room when the door handle fell off – no phone signal and only 1 other resident in the village.
Now, that sounds an exciting holiday!