Cycle Route 05 – Circuit of Montrose Basin

Route Description

Starting at Montrose Sports Centre, head north out of the town towards Hillside.

Bear left up the hill past the post office. After 2.5 miles/4km, turn left at the junction. 1.25 miles/2km on, turn left at the T junction. Follow the road for 3.5 miles/6km and head downhill. At the A935, turn right then take an immediate left. After 300m, turn left and follow the signs for Maryton and Montrose.

After 1.5 miles/2.5km, turn left at Maryton by the church and war memorial. Follow the A934 and turn left to join the A92. At the roundabout after 1.5 miles/2.5km, turn left. At the next roundabout, turn right and follow signs to Montrose Sports Centre. To visit the Ferryden lighthouse, at first roundabout go straight on following signs for Ferryden. To return retrace the route to the roundabout and turn right.

Points of interest on this route include Montrose Midlinks, views of the Angus countryside, views over Mearns and Glen Esk, House of Dun, Caledonian Railway, bridges over the River South Esk, the harbour, Montrose Basin Visitor Centre and Scurdie Ness lighthouse.

OS Map

44 (Ballater & Glen Clova), 45 (Stonehaven & Banchory) and 54 (Dundee & Montrose)

Starting Point

Montrose Sports Centre

Trail Type

Cycling

Length

32.5km/20miles

Grade

Easy/Moderate

Approximate Time

2-3 hours

Route Map

Cycle Route 05 - Circuit of Montrose Basin