Important Information


Base camp was at the Gateway to the Glens Museum in 2019, however this may not be the case in 2020. Final base camp location will be confirmed closer to the festival. 

All walkers must register with the base camp at least 20 minutes prior to bus departure. If you do not register, you will not be permitted to join the walk.


Kirriemuir is on the A926 and A928, 8km/5 miles west of Forfar and 28km/18 miles north of Dundee.

Kirriemuir can be accessed by public transport, please visit Traveline Scotland for more information or telephone 0871 200 22 33. The nearest railway station is Dundee.

There is public car parking in Kirriemuir. Please see the new car parking charges which were introduced for all Angus public car parks in November 2018.


There is an excellent range of accommodation in the Walking Festival area, both in Kirriemuir and in the Angus Glens, including hotels, guesthouses, B&Bs and self-catering accommodation. There are also several excellent camping and caravan parks.

On the day

What to bring

Walking boots, waterproof jacket and trousers are advisable for long walks, with a hat, gloves and a spare fleece. You may also wish to bring binoculars.


Where stated in the programme you should provide your own packed lunch and any snacks. It is advisable to take food and water with you on any walk.


In common with other similar events, dogs are not allowed on Festival walks. Many walks go through livestock areas or places where ground-nesting birds breed, and June is a sensitive time of year. This rule is strictly applied (guide dogs excepted).


No smoking. 


Participants in the Angus Glens Walking Festival take part at their own risk, and the organisers and sponsor bodies shall not be liable for any accident or injury, however caused. The event is covered by public liability insurance, but you are strongly advised to check that you have adequate personal accident insurance.

Participants will be required to supply emergency contact details and complete a medical questionnaire. If you have any health conditions you are aware of that may restrict you please get in touch with us to receive the form prior to the Festival.

Failure to do so may result in you being unable to participate.

If you require further information or advice about the walks please email

To contact the walk organisers during the four days of the event please call the Base Manager on 07960 839237.