The Angus Glens
The atmospheric and unspoilt Angus Glens offer superb walking amongst the beautiful moorland colours and the scents of heather and grasses.
The Angus Glens include ten 'Munros' (mountains over 3,000 feet), and miles of narrow twisting roads, great for cyclists, drivers, hill walkers and nature lovers alike.
Arguably the most beautiful of the Angus Glens is Glen Clova (north of Kirriemuir). At the head of Glen Clova is Glen Doll, where ancient roads and footpaths take you into the heart of Scotland's Cairngorm Mountains.
The less well-known Glens are also a delight. Hidden away behind a maze of country roads northwest of Brechin, lies Glen Lethnot, where the local stream was used by illicit distillers. The track is known today as 'the Whisky Trail'.
Another hidden gem is Glen Prosen (north of Kirriemuir), where the narrow, twisty road on the western side is a real driver's road - sweeping from bend to bend.
Look out for ospreys in Glen Isla in spring or summer, spot eagles in Glen Doll, or visit a Royal stopover at Invermark Lodge and Loch Lee in Glen Esk, visited by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in 1861.