Having parked just close to the start of the public foothpath, we went through the gate and joined the public footpath (close to WM Armstrong Haulage, postcode CA6 5LY) . This is clearly marked with a public footpath sign, begin your walk with the river staying on your right hand side. Follow this public footpath until you head over a stile and into a woodland area , following the woodland path (image 1).
You follow this woodland path for quite some time, passing a small red sandstone bridge on your left hand side and the historical Coop House on your right, on the other side of the River Esk (image 2).
Continue following the public footpath signs, out of the wood, onto an open countryside path. Please be careful here as the River Esk will be close to your right hand side and can be very fast flowing. You will soon see the church of Kirkandrew Upon Esk up ahead (image 3).
Make your way towards the church, being respectful at all times. Go through the churchyard where you will soon come to a black gate, here is where you will see the famous 1877 suspension bridge (image 4). You could continue your walk along this bridge if you had more time. This is where we turned round and headed back the way we came.
Don’t forget to scroll down and view our Strava map for the full, detailed route (please note the Strava map missed off the first section of this walk which leads from WM Armstrong Haulage, along the public footpath close to the river.)