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. Monifieth Bay

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    Monifieth

    This beautiful beach near Dundee is the perfect place to enjoy a gentle stroll while soaking up the refreshing coastal air.

  2. 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.

  3. Glen Prosen

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    Glen Prosen

    Glen Prosen is essentially a quiet wooded backwater, with all the wild and rugged splendour of the other Angus glens but without the crowds.

  4. 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.

  5. Arbroath Beach

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    Arbroath

    Arbroath is probably most famous for its smoked haddock (Arbroath Smokies) but its picturesque beach and magnificent Abbey are well worth a visit.

  6. Dundee

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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.

  7. Glen Doll

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    Kirriemuir

    The Angus Glens are part of Cairngorms National Park and offer a range of trails to explore and wildlife to discover.

  8. Monamenach

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    Glen Prosen

    The name Monamenach derives from the Scots Gaelic word for 'Middle Hill'.

  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. 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.

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