Wild South Esk Trail

Wild South Esk Trail - Ferryden


From the high, snow-capped mountains of the Cairngorms to the rolling North Sea, the River South Esk is home to some of  Scotland’s most iconic species including golden eagle, wildcat, red squirrel, grey seal, otter, bottlenose dolphin and pink-footed geese. The trail features more than 40 Angus species.

The 50 mile long ‘Wild South Esk’ trail will take you on a journey of discovery at 10 sites from the Cairngorms National Park to Montrose Basin Local Nature Reserve and the North Sea, travelling through mountains, glens, woodland, riverside walks, farmland and estuaries.

As well as wildlife, opportunities for walking and cycling are promoted at each site and via the Wild South Esk website.

The ten sites featured on the trail are:

  • Glen Doll
  • Loch Brandy
  • Glen Prosen
  • Gella Bridge
  • Tulloch Hill
  • Cortachy
  • Aberlemno
  • Inch Park, Brechin
  • The Lurgies, Montrose
  • Ferryden

Wild South Esk Trail