Cycle Route 02 – Montrose to Edzell via Fettercairn

Route Description

This route takes you towards the foothills of the Angus Glens.

Starting at Montrose Sports Centre head north for 4km/2.5m towards Hillside. After 6km/4m, follow the A937 to Marykirk. Continue through Marykirk and after 1.5km/1m, turn left and go under the rail bridge. After 2.5km/1.5m, cross the A90.

At the junction, after 2km/1.25m, turn right. After a further 2km/1.25m, go straight on at the crossroads onto the B9120. At the T junction, 3.5km/2m on, turn right onto the B966 and take the first left at Woodhead. After 2km/1m, turn left onto the B974 to Fettercairn. 4km/2.5m on, take the second exit at the roundabout and go through the arch to Edzell B966.

You will reach Edzell after 9km/5.5m. After 3km/2m, turn right at the café to Menmuir and then turn left at the T junction to Inchbare. Turn right after 1km/0.5m and then after a further 5km/3m, turn left at T junction. You will reach Brechin after 2km/1m. Turn left at the roundabout onto the B966 to Aberdeen. After 2.5km/1.5m, continue through Trinity and turn right. After 3km/2m, turn right at the junction and then take an immediate left at the signpost for Montrose. After 3km/2m, turn right at the T junction. You will reach Hillside after 7km/4.5m. 4km/2.5m on, turn right at the T junction and retrace your route from Hillside to the Sports Centre following the A937.

Points of interest on this route include Montrose Midlinks, views to the Hill of Garvoch, views to the Grampian Mountains, Fasque House, Brechin Round Tower and Cathedral, views to Glen Esk and views over Montrose Basin.

OS Map

54 (Dundee & Montrose) and 45 (Stonehaven & Banchory)

Starting Point

Montrose Sports Centre

Trail Type

Cycling

Length

66km/41miles

Grade

Moderate/Difficult

Approximate Time

6-7 hours

Route Map

Cycle Route 02 - Montrose to Edzell