Just north of Edzell, a 15 mile road climbs alongside the River North Esk to form Glen Esk.
Glen Esk is the longest and most easterly of the Angus Glens and, like the others, sparsely populated.
The excellent Glenesk Folk Museum offers visitors a breathing space to explore handicrafts and artifacts from bygone times. Inside there's also a craft shop and a noted tearoom, a great reward for those who have endured the winding glen road.
There are some excellent hiking routes further up the glen, including one to Queen's Well and another up Mount Keen, Scotland's most easterly Munro. The stone crown at Queen's Well stands as a memorial to Queen Victoria, who greatly enjoyed exploring these hills from her Highland retreat at Balmoral.