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 Doll

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    Glens

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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.

  2. Kirriemuir

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    Towns & Villages

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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.

  3. 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).

  4. Edzell

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    Towns & Villages

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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.

  5. Broughty Ferry

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    Towns & Villages

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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

  6. 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.

  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. Monamenach

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    Hills & Mountains

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    Glen Prosen

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

  9. Hill Of Alyth

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    Hills & Mountains

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    Glamis

    The word Alyth means `steep bank or rugged place' - with town and hill named as one.

  10. 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.

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