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. River Isla

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    Rivers and Canals

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    Glen Isla

    A tributary of the River Tay, the River Islay runs for 46 miles through Angus and Perthshire

  2. Carnoustie

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    Towns & Villages

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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.

  3. Carnoustie Beach

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    Beaches

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    Carnoustie

    The small pretty sand and rock beach in Carnoustie is located just a few minutes walking distance from the train station and town centre yet feels secluded from the town itself.

  4. Glamis

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    Towns & Villages

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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.

  5. Angus Glens

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    Glens

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    Angus Glens

    The Angus Glens are a series of tranquil valleys penetrated by single-track roads, offering some of the most majestic landscapes of north east Scotland.

  6. Forfar

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    Towns & Villages

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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 Isla

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    Glens

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    Glen Isla

    Glen Isla is the most westerly of the Angus Glens, and the only one that is a through route for cars.

  8. Ben Gulabin

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    Hills & Mountains

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    Glen Prosen

    Ben Gulabin is classified as a Corbett (mountain over 2500 ft) and provides an attractive backdrop for the settlement of Spittal of Glenshee.

  9. Dundee

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    City

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    Dundee City

    Dundee is Scotland’s fourth largest city and a fantastic base for touring, shopping, eating out, entertainment and visiting a varied mix of attractions.

  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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