Angus Glens Walking Festival 2019
The Angus Glens Walking Festival has introduced thousands of local people and visitors alike to the wildlife and scenic delights of the Angus Glens. Now in its 17th year, the Walking Festival has been building on its strengths year-on-year to entice walkers of all abilities to partake and absorb the beautiful scenery of the county of Angus. This year’s iteration takes place from Thursday 30th of May until Sunday 2nd of June.
20 walks over 4 days will offer a range of challenges to the aspiring Munro Bagger, including Tolmount, Tom Buidhe, Broad Cairn and Mount Keen, as well as gentler rambles where people can take the opportunity to try and spot eagles, peregrine and red deer which can often be found on these less travelled paths. Jock’s Road, the oldest right of way in Scotland which links Braemar with Glen Clova along a former Drovers route features each year and is one of the most popular walks.
The walks differ greatly in grading as the event looks to be as inclusive as possible. Walks range from moderate to extremely strenuous and everyone is encouraged to take part in a walk that they feel comfortable with. So if you’re up for a challenge or simply want to enjoy the fantastic scenery and wildlife Angus has to offer, there is something for everyone!
Mountain Leaders and Countryside Rangers support each walk, providing not only the navigational skills to give participants the safest possible experience, but also the local knowledge, history and understanding of the fauna and flora. Each day participants are transported from the base camp in Kirriemuir to the start of each walk where the real adventure begins. After the walks, participants are taken to a local hostelry for refreshments before returning to base camp at the end of the day.
There are only a few places left on this year’s walks, including ‘Where Eagles Soar’ which takes place at Glen Doll. The popularity of the Angus Glens Walking Festival is not only a testament to the beauty of the county of Angus, but also to the fantastic knowledge and experience of the Mountain Leaders and Countryside Rangers who assist year-to-year in the safe and exciting delivery of the walks.
ANGUSalive are delighted with the continued success of the Walking Festival and the immense potential it presents as a national event and are looking forward to welcoming you on this year’s walks.