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Top Ten Autumnal Walks in Angus and
Whether you are an intrepid explorer or a novice rambler autumn is the
perfect time to get those walking boots on and head to the Scottish
countryside. Angus and Dundee has a host of scenic walking routes which
showcase the best of Scotland's countryside.
There are routes and courses to suit
every level. From the picturesque Angus Glens to the bracing coastal walks
along the Arbroath cliffs, autumn is the perfect time of year to take in
the majestic scenery. Angus and Dundee Tourist Board have come up with the
perfect top ten autumnal walks in the area:
1. Tullybaccart to Lundie Craigs
Revitalise the senses with magnificent views over the Angus Glens to
the North and the Tay Estuary to the South. An ideal route for beginners,
this is a relatively easy eight kilometre walk with two steep climbs over
grass. The walk begins and ends on farm roads.
2. Glen Clova to Corrie Fee
Find a sense of peace and tranquillity with a stroll through a
coniferous forest, which reaches the bottom of a beautiful Corrie, which
is part of Caenlochan Nature Reserve. The return route follows the White
Burn as it drops over many waterfalls and a boulder strewn riverbed.
3. Edzell to Gannochy to Rocks of
A 'must see' for nature lovers. Take life easy as you amble through the
picturesque village of Edzell. Cross gorges, bridges and footpaths and
take in the spectacular scenery of the bare 'Rocks of Solitude' where
salmon leap to their spawning grounds.
4. Montrose Basin to House of Dun
Search out Scotland's historic past by visiting Montrose. Find yourself
transported back in time when you pass the Caledonian Steam Railway and
The House of Dun. Built in 1730 this Georgian House features family
portraits, furniture and porcelain. This easy walk takes in half of the
Montrose Basin, which is an important nature reserve, using track, paths
5. Letham Glen and Silverburn
Treat the family to a beneficial walk, which takes in two parks. The route
travels through Letham Glen, which has animal and bird enclosures, and
Silverburn, which also has these enclosures.
6. Arbroath Cliffs Circular
This invigorating circular walk takes in quiet countryside and
breathtaking views. Well-used footpaths and lanes provide easy access to
this route. Be sure to take a camera and possibly binoculars to capture
the coastal scenery at its best.
7. The Ministers Path to Airlie
At twelve kilometres this walk is not for the faint hearted although it
can be split into shorter sections. On a good day it is worthwhile doing
the complete walk for the views northward to Glen Clova. The Airlie
Monument, which can be seen, commemorates the eleventh Earl of Airlie, who
was killed at the battle of Diamond Hill, near Pretoria, on 11th June
1900. Return along the hilltops to the Airlie Monument.
8. Loch Brandy and Ben Tirran
This hill and mountain route is recommended for the more experienced
walker. The energising route passes a small pine wood and climbs steadily
towards the hidden scoop of loch Brandy before following a craggy edged
spur. Enjoy the stunning views of the cragged buttresses of Mayar and
Dreish and the black pin of the Airlie Memorial tower.
9. Dreish and Mayar
If you have ever wanted to climb a Munro then this is the walk for you.
Why not try two for the price of one? The most popular amongst these are
the twin tops of Dreish and Mayar which can conveniently be climbed
together. Impressive corries can be found around the edges of these hills.
10 Dundee City Centre
Walking doesn't need to be done solely in the countryside. How about a
city centre walk taking in tourist attractions such as Discovery Point,
the Royal Research Ship Discovery that took Scott and Shackleton to
Antarctica 100 years ago. Why not enjoy a stroll past City Quay where you
can stop for light refreshment at one of the many hotels and bars.
For more details on these walks and
other events in Angus and Dundee log onto www.angusanddundee.co.uk
call 01382 527527.