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Angus Biking Route – 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 (taking care).

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 Grampian Mountains, Brechin Cathedral and Round Tower, views to Glen Esk and views over Montrose Basin.

OS Map

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

Road Bike

Starting Point
Montrose Sports Centre



Approximate Time
6-7 hours

Route Map

Montrose to Edzell via Fettercairn

Cycling Tips

We recommend the following safety advice to cyclists:

  • Check out in advance that the route, which you intend to take, is suitable for the cycling skills of you and your group.
  • Take special care when cycling downhill.
  • Match your speed to the road surface and your cycling skills and experience.
  • Make sure your bicycle is properly maintained and in a safe condition for your cycling holiday.
  • In remote areas carry warm waterproof clothing, energy food, a lamp, map and compass.
  • Carry a tool kit and puncture repair facilities.
  • Do make sure you have adequate insurance cover.