Cycle Route 10 – Forfar, Aberlemno and Letham Circuit

Route Description

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

Starting at Forfar Loch Country Park, turn right and then take an immediate left onto Manor Street. Turn right onto Castle Street and then turn left at the T junction to Arbroath. Go straight on at the traffic lights and bear left to Brechin. Continue for 8.1km/4.9m to Aberlemno to visit the Pictish stones opposite the school. Retrace the route and turn left at the sign for Pitkennedy after 100 metres. Continue for 0.9km/0.6m and turn left at the sign for Pitkennedy. Turn left again after 0.1km.

Continue for 2.8km/1.7m and turn left at the T junction. After 1km/0.6m, turn right. After a further 1km/0.6m, turn right at the T junction. After 4.1km/2.5m, go straight on at the crossroads crossing the B9113 to Balgavies. Turn right after 1.6km/1m. Turn right again at the T junction on to the A932. At the sign for Trumperton Tea Room, turn left. Continue for 1.8km/1.1m and turn right at the sign for Letham.

At the crossroads at Letham Square, turn right to Brechin. After 1.1km, turn left at the T junction. Turn right at the T junction after 2.3km/1.4m and then take an immediate left. Continue for 1.4km/0.8m and turn right at the T junction. After 0.6km/0.4m, turn left at the T junction onto the B9128 to Carnoustie.

Turn right at the sign for Lour after 0.8km/0.5m. Continue for 2km/1.2m and turn right at the T junction. After 1.4km/0.8m, turn left at the T junction to Forfar. Turn right at the sign for Forfar after 1km/0.6m. Continue for 3.3km/2m and turn left at the T junction and then go straight on at the traffic lights. After 0.6km/0.4m, turn right at the T junction onto the A926 to Kirriemuir. At the traffic lights, go straight on to Kirriemuir. Turn left after 0.1km and return to Forfar Loch Country Park.

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

Cycling

Length

41km/25miles

Grade

Moderate

Approximate Time

4-5 hours

Route Map

Cycle Route 10 - Forfar, Aberlemno and Letham Circuit