Baby, it’s cold outside, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get outside and enjoy a walk in the crisp winter air. Wrap up warm and get outside to shake off the winter blues – you won’t regret it!
There are so many fantastic walking opportunities here in Angus it would be impossible to talk about them all, but here are six of our favourites.
1. Crombie Country Park
Crombie is one of the stunning country parks we are lucky to have here in Angus. With a variety of walking trails through the picturesque woodland, you’ll be spoilt for choice. The trails are also suitable for cyclists if you’d prefer to go on two wheels. There is a bird hide and a deer hide, ideal for bird watchers and wildlife enthusiasts. Crombie Country Park is dog friendly as well so you can bring the whole family!
2. Forfar Loch
The 2.5 mile path around Forfar Loch is a firm favourite with locals and visitors. It is suitable for all abilities, and also forms part of the Forfar Path Network if you want to extend your walk. Kingfisher, otter, fox and roe deer are regularly spotted around the loch so keep your eyes peeled.
3. Cateran Eco Museum
This outstanding destination known as the Cateran Eco Museum is a museum without walls set in the beautiful and dramatic landscapes of Cateran Country. The website features a number of different walking itineraries, including a historical tour around Kirkton of Glenisla where you can see the remains of Bronze Age and Pictish sites. A great walk with the bonus of learning about our local history!
4. Corrie Fee
Corrie Fee is a wild amphitheatre of rocky landscape, sculpted thousands of years ago by ice which left behind corries, cliffs, moraines and a meandering river. Corrie Fee’s path is popular all year round with hill walkers and the crags are well known for winter climbing. The area is a haven for the plants, birds and animals that are equipped to cope with the challenges of this harsh mountain environment. Take a walk along the trail to the edge of the forest to enjoy the unrivalled views.
5. Arbroath Seaton Cliffs
Arbroath’s Seaton Cliffs starts at the east end of Victoria Park, where the path winds up above the Arbroath cliffs and levels out to provide a path along the coastline. Enjoy open fields on one side, and open sea on the other. Seaton Cliffs have a number of fascinating rock formations to look out for, including The Deil’s Heid, and Needles E’e. The Arbroath Cliff Trail is available online for you to download.
6. Montrose Basin
Montrose Basin is part of the estuary of the South Esk forming a tidal basin near to the town of Montrose. The basin covers 750 hectares and is home to over 80,000 migratory birds – including pink-footed geese, Arctic terns, knots and sedge warblers. There are five main walks that will allow you take in the sights and sounds of the different areas of the wildlife reserve. See the Scottish Wildlife Trust website for details of all the walks and take your pick!