Whinnyfold is a tiny village sitting atop the cliffs at the southern end of the Bay of Cruden in Aberdeenshire. The village consists of a handful of old fisher cottages built in the 1860s. Whinnyfold has no harbour, just this natural haven and the fisherfolk had to scramble up and down a steep grass slope to reach their boats hauled up on the shingle beach and to land their catches. In the nineteenth century and early twentieth century the village housed a thriving fishing community, with some 200 fishermen operating around 20 boats. Today, however, there is no commercial fishing and no local amenities, and the houses are occupied by commuters and holiday makers.
Uploaded to Geograph by Martyn Gorman on 21 March 2011