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Angus Glens Walking Festival 2018 - Bookings open now!

Published: Thursday 1 February 2018

Now in its 16th year, the Angus Glens Walking Festival brings 20 spectacular walks over 4 days.

Enjoy open moorland, heather-clad hills, mountains, rivers, corries and crags as guided by local Mountain Leaders and our Countryside Adventure Rangers.

For the 2018 festival we have introduced new walks to the programme including a new four munro challenge, Mount Keen and Falls of Damff - as well as a new family walk.

Walk leader Nick Cole describes the four munro challenge and Falls of Damff and why he loves being a walk leader with the Angus Glens Walking Festival and of course - why to sign up for his walks!

"The Four Munro challenge is a linear walk, talking walkers from the start and finishing at a different location. It is supported by transport and guides that individuals wouldn't ordinarily have access to. Although an extremely strenuous walk, the Four Munro challenge is a fantastic choice, as it's the only part of Angus where this is feasible within the reasonable timescale of a day's walk. The walk involves a bit of scrambling along the ridge from Glas Maol to Creag Leacach, and a steep ascent to Carn an Tuirc. Part of this walk takes people along the highest drove road and right of way in Britain - The Monega Path."

"The Falls of Damff is a circular walk and not as demanding as the four munro challenge. It takes in the picturesque Loch Lee - look out for the adders - and as you travel up hill, you walk alongside the Falls themselves. From the top there are grand views eastward across Loch Lee into Glen Esk."

"I enjoy taking people out and about, showing them things that they wouldn't normally see and do, whilst providing a sense of adventure in the glorious Angus glens scenery. As a qualified mountain leader, it's great for me to be able to use the skills I have to take people out on the hills."

Nick continues:

"For anyone interested in any of the walks in the festival, I would say give it a go - you have company so you are not on your own, the walks are hosted by a friendly and knowledgeable mountaineer and you're taken to places that you may not ordinarily visit, or areas that you may not see."

Nick's top tip is not to underestimate or overestimate your abilities:

"I would encourage anyone interested in the Angus Glens Walking Festival to review the walk guide in order to identify what level they would be able and comfortable with. All walks are categorised by moderate, strenuous, very strenuous or extremely strenuous and with detailed information available online, including 3D interactive maps of the terrain you will be walking, so that you can select the walk to give you the best enjoyment. If in doubt contact the organisers or walk leaders."

Walkers are reminded to wear appropriate hillwalking kit and bring plenty of snacks. All first aid will be provided by walk leaders.

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