Cycle Route 07 – Carnoustie to Forfar

Route Description

Starting at the Aboukir Hotel, follow the Arbroath Road for 0.6km/0.4m and turn left onto Westhaven Road. At the crossroads, after 0.8km/0.5m, go straight on. After 1km/0.6m, turn right at the T junction to Arbroath onto the A930. At the crossroads, after 1km/0.6m, go straight onto the B9128.

After 7.5km/4.7m, turn left at the crossroads to Inverarity on the B9127. At the crossroads, after 1.8km/1.1m, go straight on to Inverarity. Continue for 2.7km/1.7m and trun right at the junction to Forfar. After 4km/2.5m, at the T junction, turn left at the sign for Forfar. Turn right at next sign for Forfar, 1km/0.6m on.

After 3.5km/2.2m, at the T junction, turn right into St James Road. Continue for 200 metres and at the mini roundabout, take the second exit into Coutties Wynd. At the T junction, turn left onto East High Street. Go straight on at the traffic lights and after 1km/0.6m, turn left into Westfield Loan. Continue up Westfield Loan and turn right at the T junction onto Dundee Road.

After 1.8km/1.1m, turn left at Lochlands Garden Centre at the sign for Lour. At the sharp left bend, turn right onto cycle path down to the dual carriageway. Continue on cycle path next to the dual carriageway and then bear left onto the B9127 to Whigstreet. After 7km/4.5m, at the crossroads, turn right at the sign for Wellbank. Go straight on at the crossroads after 2.7km/1.7m. After 2.4km/1.5m, turn right at the T junction by East Skichen Farm. Turn left at the T junction after 2.5km/1.6m. Turn right at the crossroads after 2km/1.2m at the sign for Carnoustie onto the B9128. Follow the B9128 for 7.5km/4.7m back to the Aboukir Hotel.

Points of interest on this route include views of the Angus Glens, views of the Tay Estuary, the Meffan Museum, Forfar Loch Country Park and Crombie Country Park.

OS Map

54 (Dundee & Montrose)

Starting Point

The Aboukir Hotel

Trail Type

Cycling

Length

53km/38miles

Grade

Moderate/Difficult

Approximate Time

4-5 hours

Route Map

Cycle Route 07 - Carnoustie to Forfar