Walking in the Angus Glens (Cicerone Walking Guide)

Walking in the Angus Glens
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Click to Close [X]. This handy guidebook describes 30 walks of different lengths and grades in and above the Angus Glens - Isla, Prosen, Clova, Lethnot and Esk.

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Situated just north of Dundee and within easy reach of Brechin and Forfar, the glens of Angus radiate like the fingers and thumb of a hand, stretching from the fertile plains of Strathmore deep into the southern ranges of the Cairngorms National Park. The peaks of Driesh and Mayar are a fine introduction for those looking to bag their first Munros.

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The glens are a product of the Ice Age, glaciers the architects of the landscape. In their wake, these snaking rivers of ice left behind well-sculpted peaks, deep u-shaped valleys and cavernous corries. The neighbouring corries where Loch Brandy and Loch Wharral nestle are particularly striking examples and there are well-trod paths to both. The rocky amphitheatre of Corrie Fee, above Glen Doll, is one of the best examples of a moraine landscape in Scotland and is home to rare alpine plants. Glen Prosen and Glen Isla To the south of Clova, Glen Prosen is a sparsely populated valley where lower hills and empty moorland offer an escape from the crowds.

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The line of low hills separating Clova and Prosen is one of the best ridge walks in the county. Glen Isla is the most westerly of the glens and it is a land of contrasts.

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Company Registered in England no. Author and walk expert James Carron shares his tips for making the most of the Angus Glens on foot. But relaxation is relative, when Scottish hills are concerned. Seasons routes and timings are based on summer conditions but many of the routes offer good winter hikes if properly equipped and experienced. Back to "Features" Category. Receive updates by email Be notified by email when this book receives an update or correction.

Following the River Isla upstream from the turbulent waterfalls at Reekie Linn, the terrain is initially benign; gentle slopes of woodland and pasture hide fishing lochs and reservoirs. At its northern end, however, the glen has a much wilder atmosphere.

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Completing the set, Glen Esk lies on the periphery of the Grampian Mountains. It is a long, snaking valley, fifteen-miles of twisting tarmac ending just short of Invermark Lodge, a classic mid-Victorian shooting lodge overlooking Loch Lee. Sloping up from the road, the Mounth Hills form a frontier between Angus and Aberdeenshire.

All worthy of ascent, they steadily gain in height until Mount Keen, the most easterly of the Munros, is reached. The gate is too tall to climb and is part of a deer fence that also cannot be climbed. Page 72 - A new deer fence has been erected in Glen Cally preventing walkers crossing the stream joining a grassy track.

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Turn right to follow the fence line on the east side of the stream about m northwards to reach the end of the deer fence where a left turn up a short climb provides access to a gate in the fence and enables the original route to be re-gained without difficulty. The work is scheduled for completion in spring He also makes regular forays overseas and adores hiking in Eastern Europe.

Walking in the Angus Glens

Buy Walking in the Angus Glens (Cicerone Walking Guide) by James Carron ( ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free . A guidebook to 30 walks in five beautiful glens located south of the Cairngorms National Park in north-east Scotland. The routes described comprise of

A freelance writer specialising in outdoor pursuits, he has written several walking guidebooks and is a regular contributor to outdoor magazines. 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. Seasons routes and timings are based on summer conditions but many of the routes offer good winter hikes if properly equipped and experienced. Centres Forfar, Kirriemuir, Edzell and Brechin are gateways to the glens while the city of Dundee is within easy reach.

Difficulty a 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.