Walking in the Angus Glens
30 routes to explore the region
By James Carron
A guidebook to 30 walks in the Angus Glens; north of Dundee and south of the Cairngorms. Covering the five Glens of Isla, Prosen, Clova, Lethnot and Esk with routes for competent walkers to explore remote upland areas. From 6 to 25km, the walks visit Munro peaks, glacial valleys, craggy corries, forests and lochs, and treat you to fabulous views.
Seasonsroutes and timings are based on summer conditions but many of the routes offer good winter hikes if properly equipped and experienced
CentresForfar, Kirriemuir, Edzell and Brechin are gateways to the glens while the city of Dundee is within easy reach
Difficultya range of moderate to challenging hill and mountain walks, most circular, suitable for competent hillwalkers all graded according to difficulty and the majority following established paths and tracks; no special equipment is needed
Must SeeGlen Isla, Glen Prosen, Glen Clova (including Glen Doll), Glen Lethnot and Glen Esk; Munros: Glas Maol, Creag Leacach, Broad Cairn, Cairn Bannoch, Tolmount, Tom Buidhe, Driesh, Mayar and Mount Keen; famous rights of way including Jock's Road, Capel Mounth and Monega Road
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Based in Dundee, James Carron holds an enduring love for the Angus Glens. He also makes regular forays overseas and adores hiking in Eastern Europe. A freelance writer specialising in outdoor pursuits, he has written several walking guidebooks and is a regular contributor to outdoor magazines.View author profile
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