Angus has miles of unspoiled landscapes, stretching as far as the eye can see. Get out and about, admire the stunning scenery, see some wildlife, breathe in the fresh air and get some free exercise – what’s not to love?

Please remember to stick to the current guidelines put in place by the Scottish Government regarding Coronavirus.

Please also note that some facilities in Angus are still closed at this time – including toilet facilities and tourism attractions. Please check before you travel.

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Best picnic spot in Angus. Photo of Glen Clova

The Angus Glens

The atmospheric glens offer peace, tranquillity and outstanding walking opportunities. From Glen Isla in the west to Glen Esk in the east, each of the Angus Glens is unique and offers different opportunities.

Highlights of Glen Isla include the Backwater Reservoir and the impressive sight of Reekie Linn waterfall, whilst Glen Prosen is known for its connection with Captain Robert Falcon Scott and Doctor Edward Wilson who planned their arctic exploration from a house here.

Glen Clova is perhaps one of the best known glens, for its variety of walking opportunities and abundance of wildlife. Here you’ll also find Loch Brandy, the perfect spot to relax and take in your surroundings.

At the head of Glen Clova is Glen Doll, where ancient roads and footpaths take you into the heart of Scotland’s Cairngorm Mountains.

Glen Lethnot is the smallest of the Angus Glens, and the ideal spot to get away from it all. The longest of the glens, Glen Esk features the Queens Well memorial to Queen Victoria.

We couldn’t possibly pick a favourite, so why not get out there and see for yourself?

Lunan Bay beach, Angus

The Angus Coast

Enjoy the sound of the waves and the fresh sea air at one of the unspoiled beaches here in Angus, stretching along the coast from Monifieth to Montrose. Dip your toes in the water, and feel the sand under your feet with a walk along Montrose, Arbroath or Lunan Bay beach. Or soak up the atmosphere at the beaches at East Haven or Auchmithie.

Mountain biking

Angus Path Networks

Stay on the right track with signposted walking routes all over Angus. See the Angus Path Networks for details of walks in every Angus town, including a 3.5 mile route at Maisondieu, Brechin, and farmland walks round Monifieth to name only two of the many available.

Cycling and Mountain Biking

If you prefer to explore on two wheels, there are cycling and mountain bike trails for all abilities available to view or download. Explore Angus at your own pace whilst taking in the breathtaking views and scenery.

These are just some of the outdoor opportunities in Angus – there’s lots more to discover and enjoy. Take advantage of the opportunities available in this rural gem.

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