An Active Weekend Break In Angus

With mountains, lochs, rivers, forests and beaches, Angus is the perfect place for adventure.

Saturday – Stop 1
The Angus Coastline

There are lots of ways to explore the beautiful rugged Angus coastline.

For a gentle walk, head along the coastal path between Carnoustie and Arbroath, finishing at Arbroath Harbour with a just-smoked Arbroath Smokie.

Enjoy a boat trip from Arbroath Harbour to one of ‘The Seven Wonders of the Industrial World’ – The Bell Rock Lighthouse, which stands proudly on top of a deadly reef 11 miles out at sea.

Stop for lunch at Lunan Bay Diner, a family and dog-friendly café tucked behind the mighty sand dunes at Lunan Bay. Work off lunch with a walk along the golden sand – look out for seals and even dolphins.

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Arbroath Harbour
Enjoy the stunning views.
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Bell Rock
Situated 11 miles out at sea.
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Inchcape Marine
Fishing and sightseeing trips.
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Lunan Bay
Overlooked by the ruins of Red Castle.

Saturday – Stop 2
Continue along the coast

Explore this corner of Angus further by getting on your bike and following the Angus Cycling Route around nearby Montrose Basin. This 20-mile route takes about three hours and you can stop off at Montrose Basin Visitor Centre or make a small detour to House of Dun, a stunning Georgian mansion.

On the way back to your accommodation, why not stop off at one of the local farm shops, which specialise in fresh, seasonal, local produce? Choose from Charleton Fruit Farm by Montrose, Milton Haugh between Arbroath and Carnoustie and Peel Farm, a short drive from Kirriemuir.

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Peel Farm Holidays
Luxury apartments, cafe and gift shop.
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Montrose Basin
Panoramic views across the basin.
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House of Dun
A beautiful Georgian house.
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Charleton Fruit Farm
Cafe and country gift shop.
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Montrose Basin
Designated nature reserve.

Sunday – Stop 1

Forget any plans for a lazy Sunday morning! It’s time to make the most of every moment of your Angus Adventure!

There’s a range of exciting outdoor activities on offer throughout Angus. How about quad biking, archery or water zorbing at Piperdam Golf and Leisure Resort? Or tank driving, paintballing and off- road Segwaying at Auchterhouse? Or why not spend the morning at Monikie Country Park? Set amongst beautiful woodland, this popular country park offers a range of water sports on two former reservoirs, including windsurfing, sailing and rafting, as well as a challenging high ropes course.

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Piperdam Resort
Accommodation, restaurant and leisure facilities.
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Monikie Park
Set amongst beautiful woodland.

Sunday – Stop 2

That’s bound to have worked up an appetite so stop off for a quick bite to eat at one of the many top class eating places nearby. Can we tempt you with the Birkhill Inn, Howies Bar at Piperdam or Café Byzantium in the grounds of Monikie Country Park?

To finish off your Angus Adventure, how about horse riding or pony trekking? There are riding stables at Pathhead Equestrian Centre in Kirriemuir and Rowanlea Riding School near Carnoustie. Or if you prefer to keep your feet on the ground, Redwings Mountains is home to 90 rescued horses, ponies and donkeys – but wear wellies as it can get muddy!

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Rowanlea Riding
Horse riding school.
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Birkhill Inn
Award winning Birkhill Steak Pie.
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Piperdam Resort
Accommodation, restaurant and leisure facilities.
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Monikie Park
Set amongst beautiful woodland.

Travel Information

There’s a fantastic choice of accommodation in Angus, including several camping and caravanning sites, such as Lunan Bay, Drumshademuir near Kirriemuir, Forfar Loch, Foresterseat, near Forfar and Greenhillock Glamping.  There are also luxury lodges at Piperdam Golf and Leisure Resort and Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort as well as a choice of hotels, guest houses and self-catering cottages to suit all budgets.

There’s a good choice of public transport between the main towns in Angus, with busesand trains linking the popular spots along the coast. Inland, there’s a good bus service between all the towns and nearby Dundee, with excellent connections to places further afield.

In the more remote areas of Angus, and in the Angus Glens, a car is required. The roads in this part of Angus are also very good for cycling.

Find out more about travelling to Angus by trainby bus and by plane to Dundee Airport.