Rock, Aberlady Point, Aberlady.
Garlick Rock is situated within a few metres from the shore of
the Firth of Forth opposite Kilspindie Golf Course near
Aberlady. The "garlick?" shaped stone stands 1.60
meters high and has a girth of almost 9.00 meters. The stone is
a glacial erratic, a huge boulder left behind when the ice
retreated after the last Ice Age. Time and tide have left the
stone sitting on the beach about 10 meters from the shore and
within the range of the tide.
From Aberlady, starting at the open grassed area beside the bay,
follow the shore eastwards around Kilspindie Golf Course. There
is no real footpath and you will have to negotiate your way
along the side of the golf course. After passing Aberlady Point,
Garlick Rock can be seen not long after passing the old limestone
quarry on the shore. The
stone is within the tidal range and may or may not be seen depending on the state of the tide. Check online tide tables and
visit at low tide.
There is free parking available in Aberlady.
Other than the sheer size and bulk of Garlick Rock, the only
additional point of interest is some evidence that boats may
have been moored nearby. The remains of a mooring point,
actually only the lead poured into a pocket cut into the rock,