Rivers and lochs in Dundee & Angus

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  • Forfar Loch Country Park
    Forfar Loch Country Park
  • Loch of Lintrathen at sunset, near Kirriemuir
    Loch of Lintrathen at sunset, near Kirriemuir
  • Reekie Linn waterfall, River Isla
    Reekie Linn waterfall, River Isla
  • A bridge crossing the South Esk, near Moulzie in Upper Glen Cova
    The South Esk, near Moulzie in Upper Glen Cova

Discover the rivers and lochs of Dundee & Angus. Organise a fishing trip, take part in watersports, watch for wildlife or simply enjoy a walk past these stunning natural water features.

The River Tay is the longest river in Scotland and makes a beautiful waterfront setting for the city of Dundee. Enjoy views across to the Kingdom of Fife as you take a walk along the riverside, and look out for wildlife at the Riverside Nature Park.

A tributary of the River Tay, the River Isla runs for 46 miles through Angus and Perthshire and can be most easily accessed from the village of Kirkton of Glenisla. Other rivers in Dundee & Angus include the North Esk and South Esk, both of which offer fantastic fishing opportunities.

Why not take part in a thrilling watersports activity at one of Dundee & Angus’ lochs? The Loch of Kinnordy is a natural basin near Kirriemuir, and a variety of fascinating wildlife is attracted to this RSPB Reserve.

Use the listings to plan a day out to see the rivers and lochs of Dundee & Angus.

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  1. Glen Clova

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    Glen Clova

    One of the six Angus glens, Glen Clova is a valley with superb views and an abundance of flora and wildlife.

  2. Brechin

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    Brechin

    The 'city' of Brechin is situated on the banks of the River South Esk in rural Angus. The cathedral (Brechin was once a city) stands boldly alongside a classic 11th century round tower - only one of two such towers on the Scottish mainland.

  3. Glamis

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    Glamis

    No visit to Angus and Dundee would be complete without seeing the village of Glamis (pronounced Glahms), whose 18th century cottages make it an outstanding conservation area.

  4. Broughty Ferry Beach

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    Broughty Ferry

    Nestled beneath a historic castle in the former fishing village of Broughty Ferry, this spacious sandy beach is the perfect destination for a relaxing family day out.

  5. Carnoustie

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    Carnoustie

    Carnoustie is a small town on the Angus coast between Dundee and Arbroath, famed for its championship golf course. Windsurfing, canoeing and sailing are also enjoyed in the large shallow bay in the town.

  6. Forfar

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    Forfar

    The traditional market town of Forfar was once the centre of the ancient Kingdom of the Picts. Now it's home to the world -renowned Forfar Bridie (a deliciously crispy meat pastry traditionally eaten by local farm workers).

  7. Glen Esk

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    Glens

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    Glen Esk

    Glen Esk is the longest and most easterly of the Angus Glens and, like the others, is sparsely populated. To reach the Glen take the 15 mile road, just north of Edzell that climbs alongside the River North Esk.

  8. Broughty Ferry

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    Broughty Ferry

    Broughty Ferry is a pleasant suburb four miles east of Dundee with a good selection of pubs and restaurants

  9. Arbroath

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    Arbroath

    Arbroath, settled in the 12th century, lies 15 miles to the north east of Dundee. The attractive historic harbour remains in action today and long sandy beaches and stunning sandstone cliffs stretch out on either side of the town.

  10. Mount Blair

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    Hills & Mountains

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    Glen Prosen

    The sweeping, symmetrical cone of Mount Blair (Hill of the Moor) is well seen from Glen Shee and Glen Isla and offers excellent walking.

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