Forfar, Aberlemno and Letham Circuit

Route Key

TR Turn Right SO Straight On T T Junction RBT Roundabout SP Sign Post TL Turn Left Y Y Junction X Crossroads TFL Traffic Lights

Route Description

A varied and entertaining ride that visits a number of historical sites.

Starting at Forfar Leisure Centre, TR and then take an immediate left onto Manor Street. TR onto Castle Street and then TL at the T, SP for Arbroath. Go SO at the TFL and bear left, SP for Brechin. Continue for 8.1km/4.9m to Aberlemno to visit the Pictish stones opposite the school. Retrace the route and TL at the SP for Pitkennedy after 100 metres. Continue for 0.9km/0.6m and TL at the SP for Pitkennedy. TL again after 0.1km.

Continue for 2.8km/1.7m and TL at the T. After 1km/0.6m, TR. After a further 1km/0.6m, TR at the T. After 4.1km/2.5m, go SO at the X crossing the B9113, SP for Balgavies. TR after 1.6km/1m. TR again at the T, SP A932. At the SP for Trumperton Tea Room, TL. Continue for 1.8km/1.1m and TR at the SP for Letham.

At the X at Letham Square, TR, SP for Brechin. After 1.1km, TL at the T. TR at the T after 2.3km/1.4m and then take an immediate left. Continue for 1.4km/0.8m and TR at the T. After 0.6km/0.4m, TL at the T onto the B9128, SP for Carnoustie.

TR at the SP for Lour after 0.8km/0.5m. Continue for 2km/1.2m and TR at the T. After 1.4km/0.8m, TL at the T, SP for Forfar. TR at the SP for Forfar after 1km/0.6m. Continue for 3.3km/2m and TL at the T and then go SO at the TFL. After 0.6km/0.4m, TR at the T onto the A926, SP for Kirriemuir. At the TFL, go SO, SP for Kirriemuir. TL after 0.1km and return to the leisure centre.

Points of interest on this route include Forfar Loch Ranger Centre, Pictish Stones at Aberlemno, Nechtansmere Stone at Dunnichen and views of the Grampian Hills.

OS Map
54 (Dundee & Montrose)

Starting Point

Forfar Loch Car Park

Trail Type






Approximate Time

4-5 hours

Route Map

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