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Angus, Eastern Scotland

Introduction to Angus

Walking & hiking initiatives in Angus

Links to walking stories on this site

Submit a story about YOUR favourite walk in Angus

Panoramic view of Cairngorm plateau

 

Introduction to Angus

Angus is an area of Eastern Scotland between Dundee and Aberdeen, stretching from the coast inland to the Scottish Highlands. Wide Strathmore extends through the Angus countryside from south-west to north-east, and the Angus Glens reach up into the Cairngorm Mountains.

This is splendid walking country, with dramatic routes along coastal clifftops as well as hikes onto the highland plateau - now part of the Cairngorms National Park

Easier walks lead through the ancient Angus Burghs.

Carnoustie, Arbroath and Montrose are coastal towns linked by the A92, whilst Forfar, Kirriemuir and Brechin lie close to the A90.  Both roads provide fast links from Dundee and the Central Belt of Scotland, and lead on to Aberdeen. The A92 has recently been upgraded to dual carriageway as far as Arbroath.

The famous Declaration of Arbroath was signed at Arbroath Abbey in 1320.  This was a milestone in Scotland's struggle to retain its independence.  Kirriemuir has a very different claim to fame, being the birthplace of JM Barrie, creator of Peter Pan.

The Angus Ahead portal site links in to many fascinating aspects of present-day Angus.

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Walking / hiking initiatives in Angus

Walking routes are being actively developed by Angus Council, with a new leaflet promoting low-level walks in Glen Clova and Glen Doll.  Another is planned for Glen Prosen. 

A Core Paths plan is also being used to build networks of routes around the towns. 

For those seeking more ambitious long-distance hikes, a Cairngorms National Park circular route is being promoted, linking the Angus Glens with Royal Deeside.

Country parks at Crombie and Monikie provide scope for easy walks around lochs, with barbecue and play facilities, interpretative material and a countryside ranger service.

An Angus Walking Festival is in its fourth year in 2006, being held from 1-4 June.

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Links to walking stories

Several walking stories have already been posted on this site, and more are welcome!

High hills and mountains:

Countryside and easy hills

Town walks

 

Hiking on Jock's Road in the Angus Glens

Hiking on Jock's Road in the Angus Glens

Cliffs near Arbroath

Cliffs near Arbroath

Crombie Country Park

Crombie Country Park

Ranger Centre at Crombie

Ranger Centre at Crombie

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Cairngorm plateau

Cairngorm plateau at 3000 ft (915m)

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