At the end of the last ice age, a melting glacier left behind a line of lochs in the Forfar area, of which Forfar Loch is the most westerly. The other lochs in the chain from east to west are Balgavies, Rescobie, Fithie and the now drained Restenneth, site of the historic Priory.
There are many ways to enjoy the country park. The circular route around the loch is 4 kms (2.5 miles) long and is suitable for all abilities. The route forms part of the larger Forfar Path Network. A wide variety of wildlife makes the country park its home. Pause on your way round, take in the surroundings, and you never know what you might see or hear. Kingfisher, fox, otter and roe deer are among the regularly spotted park residents. Look out for fishing osprey during the summer months.