Montrose to Edzell via Fettercairn

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

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 SP for Marykirk. Continue through Marykirk and after 1.5km/1m, TL and go under the rail bridge. After 2.5km/1.5m, cross the A90.

At the Y, after 2km/1.25m, TR. After a further 2km/1.25m, go SO at the X crossing the B9120. At the T, 3.5km/2m on, TR onto the B966 and take the first left at Woodhead. After 2km/1m, TL onto the B974 SP for Fettercairn. 4km/2.5m on, take the second exit at the RBT and go through the arch SP for Edzell B966.

You will reach Edzell after 9km/5.5m. After 3km/2m, TR at the café SP for Menmuir and then TL at the T, SP for Inchbare. TR after 1km/0.5m and then after a further 5km/3m, TL at the T. You will reach Brechin 2km/1m on. TL at the RBT onto the B966 SP for Aberdeen. After 2.5km/1.5m, continue through Trinity and TR. After 3km/2m, TR at the junction and then take an immediate left at the SP for Montrose. After 3km/2m, TR at the T. You will reach Hillside after 7km/4.5m. 4km/2.5m on, TR at the T 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






Approximate Time

6-7 hours

Route Map

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