The much loved Blue Door Walk in Edzell is a great riverside walk with stunning views up the Angus Glens.
To follow the walk, start at the right side of Edzell’s Post Office and follow a track with a sign for Gassy Brae, Shakin’ Brig, North Esk Water.
The track reaches the river, where you go left, along a path. Continue following the river upstream, passing the ‘Shakin’ Brig’. Carry on all the way to a road, turning right to cross Gannochy Bridge. Here you will find the blue door which you should go through.
Continue along the river, passing a suspension bridge, where you have to go away from the river to cross a small bridge. Return to the riverside, ignoring a path to the right and a little further on turn left at a fork in the path.
As the gorge gets deeper, go left again to walk along a good path below cliffs, which bends round to the right, away from the river, and upwards to a road.
Go right to follow the road for about one and a half miles. At the end go right to walk back towards Gannochy Bridge. Before reaching the bridge, go left to follow a path high above the river again. Carry on to reach fields and continue on the high narrow path. About half a mile after the bridge the path leaves the fence and follows the river.
Continue to the Shakin’ Brig you passed at the start, walk across it and turn left to retrace your steps to Edzell High Street.