Harley Hacket

Rocks & Sloughs
Findon Ness
Doo Cove
Pow Kebbuck
Arnot Boo
Findon Shore
Mouth of Findon Burn
Muckle Shore
May Craig
Peel Slough
Ladies Swim Pool
Tam's Chair
Black Slough
Dead Man's Hole
Ship's Stern
Land Crag
Buckie Loan
Portlethen Shore
Stinking Haven
Cuckoo Island
Giant Head Rocks
The Neighbours
The Moat
Harley Hacket
Englishman's Neuks
Tam Milne's Shore
Donald's Delvings
Ram Stone
Meggie Glennie's
Little Broad Shore
Meikle Broad Shore
Braid Hailen
Through Gang Point
Herring Hole
Yellow Tappie
Lang Crag
Strathfresh Rocks
The Banks
Cammachmore Bay
Knaps of Downies
Craig Lonny
Downies Haven
Berrymuir Head
A Postscript on Rocks

This name appears on many maps but isn’t one that has been used locally in recent years although it may have been in frequent local use when the first Ordnance Survey maps were starting to be published in the 1860’s because it does show up on those on a regular basis. 

Harley Hacket may well apply to the Moat itself, it could be the rocks at the shore side of the Moat or it might even be the slopes and banks that lead down from the cliff top path onto the rocks. My gut feeling is that it does refer to a general area rather than an individual rock although I could be wrong. The area pictured is what I believe to be Harley Hacket. 

To the north of Harley Hacket is a series of boulders that have became very popular with climbers from near and far. Unfortunately I don’t understand enough about this sport to fully explain it but I can say that this area appears to be “la crème de la crème” as far as the bouldering fraternity are concerned with numerous websites extolling the virtues of this small stretch of coast and its superb boulders that offer a variety of climbing challenges. 

The origin of the name Harley Hacket is unknown.