From invigorating coastal rambles to challenging Munro hikes (mountains over 3,000 feet/914.4 metres), Angus offers a huge diversity of walking routes for you to explore. Get out in the Scottish countryside and let your feet lead you on new adventures.
If you're a keen walker, you can participate in the Angus Glens Walking Festival, which offers a range of fantastic options.
Things to see and do
On the Angus coastline, the wide sands of Lunan Bay are a must-stop location to soak up the sea air. Stroll along the sands and snap a picture of the Red Castle which overlooks the beach.
Continuing further north you’ll reach the bowl-shaped Montrose Basin, which offers a great circular walk that is perfect for spotting migratory birds, including pink-footed geese.
Travelling further inland, the north of Angus is home to the Angus Glens, which include Glen Clova, Glen Doll, Glen Isla, Glen Prosen and Glen Esk.
At the south of Glen Prosen and Glen Colva you’ll find the walk to Airlie Monument which sits atop Tulloch Hill. The memorial was built in memory of the ninth Earl of Airlie who was killed in 1900 during the Boer war.
One of the beautiful routes you can follow in Glen Clova is the scenic hill walk up to Loch Brandy, a beautiful hill loch hidden in a steep-sided mountain corrie.
Heading a little further up Glen Clova you’ll find the car park for the stunning Corrie Fee walk in Glen Doll. This splendid bowl-shaped corrie was formed millions of years ago by moving ice from glaciers. Continue the walk to the tumbling waterfall to enjoy lovely views back across the corrie.
One of the walks you can enjoy from Glen Esk is the Loch Lee and waterfalls circuit. Follow the track along the side of shimmering Loch Lee to reach the circuit, where you’ll pass two waterfalls – the Falls of Unich and the Fall of Damff – before crossing moorland on the return journey.
If waterfalls are what you’re looking for it’s worth visiting one of Angus’ most impressive waterfalls, Reekie Linn, which is in Glen Isla. Follow the short Reekie Linn walk through woodland till you reach the natural viewpoint, though be careful on the path as it follows the rim of a deep gorge.
Angus is also home to three towering Munros, making it the ideal place to challenge yourself to an invigorating hill climb. Beginning in Glen Clova, the Munros Mayar and Dreish are connected and can be ‘bagged’ in one hike. Mount Keen, Angus’ third Munro and the most easterly in Scotland, can be reached via the Mount Keen walk from Glen Esk and offers panoramic views from the top.
If you’re looking for a multi-day long distance walk, Angus also hosts one of Scotland’s Great Trails, the Cateran Trail, which takes several days to complete and takes in some stunning parts of Perthshire and Angus.
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Just some of the great places to eat in Angus include Peel Farm near Kirriemuir, The Old Boatyard in Arbroath, Longparke Farmshop & Café in Monifieth and Glen Clova Hotel restaurant.
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Driving to Forfar in central Angus takes 25 minutes from Dundee, 1 hour 5 minutes from Aberdeen and 1 hour 40 minutes from Edinburgh.
You can also take the train from Edinburgh to Dundee which takes 1 hour 25 minutes.
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