Hillwalking in the Angus Glens

The Angus Hills and Glens are steeped in history and have changed little over the passing centuries. Cortachy House is pleased to provide you with hillwalking information that shows the convenient location of Cortachy House Bed and Breakfast for exploring the Angus Glens. Additionally, a local hillwalking expert, Gordon Snedden, has kindly allowed Cortachy House B&B to utilise some of the content from his excellent hillwalking website.

    Glen Clova

    Glen Clova is probably the best known Angus Glen and has the largest number of high level walking routes giving access to several “Munros” (mountains over 916 metres). There is an easy route (Minister’s Path) on the west side of the glen and there are several low-level walks available in Glendoll Forest including a new circular route from Jock's road. Another interesting walk runs from Clova Hotel to Loch Brandy.

    Glen Esk

    This is the longest glen in Angus and was known in olden times as “The Glen of the Rowans”. Halfway up the glen is "The Retreat" restaurant and museum with its historical artefacts and there are many interesting low and high level walks available.

    Glen Isla

    Glen Isla is the most westerly of the Angus Glens and has the vast natural amphitheatre of Caenlochan at the head of the glen. The “Monega path”, an old drover’s route runs from Tulchan Lodge to Glen Shee and there is also an easy walk to Mount Blair with excellent views from the summit.

    Glen Lethnot

    Glen Lethnot is a less well known glen but it has its own charm and beauty with its pink painted houses and rolling hills. There are two prehistoric hill forts at the bottom of the glen called Caterthuns.

    Glen Prosen

    Glen Prosen has a number of good walking routes that will take you over into Glen Isla and Glen Doll. The best walking routes are on the east side of the glen where the most interesting path starts at Glen Clova forest, passes the Kilbo ruin at the young Prosen Water and climbs to the saddle between the “Munros” of Mayar and Driesh. There are also "Sunday Afternoon" walks, including a visit to the historic Airlie Monument.

    These are the hills where J M Barrie of “Peter Pan” fame walked and where Scott of the Antarctic stayed for a year to test his equipment before setting off on his ill-fated expedition to the South Pole.