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. 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.

  2. Glen Esk

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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.

  3. Angus 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.

  4. Lunan Bay

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    Montrose

    One of the most beautiful beaches in Scotland, Lunan Bay has attracted many visitors throughout the ages, from Viking armies in the 10th century to generations of holidaymakers. Today it offers a secluded haven on the dramatic Angus coastline.

  5. Kirriemuir

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    Kirriemuir

    A charming town with winding narrow streets, Kirriemuir - 'Gateway to the Glens' - makes a captivating base for exploring the beautiful braes of Angus.

  6. 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.

  7. Monifieth

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    Monifieth

    Monifieth is a small coastal town on the north shore of the Firth of Tay, just a few miles east of Broughty Ferry.

  8. Montrose

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    Montrose

    The coastal town of Montrose sits between Dundee and Aberdeen and boasts an attractive town centre and a wide sandy beach.

  9. Carnoustie Beach

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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.

  10. Edzell

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    Edzell

    The beautiful village of Edzell is described as the 'jewel in the crown of Angus'. In the 1840's it was completely rebuilt with Victorian rectitude a mile to the west of its original site.

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