PLACES are filling up fast for this year’s Angus Glens Walking Festival.
But the festival, which is organised by Angus Council’s economic development unit, is not just about exhilarating walks in the stunning Angus Countryside.
There is a programme of exciting evening events for everyone to enjoy as well!
This year’s festival, which runs from Thursday to Sunday, June 2 to 5, offers a wide choice of 28 walks, from walks for all abilities through country parks, to strenuous hikes through the heart of the Angus Glens.
But there’s more!
On every evening during the festival, there is the chance to enjoy the best of Angus hospitality, with a programme of events that is sure to entertain every walker.
On the Thursday, there is a quiz night, where participants can test their knowledge of the great outdoors whilst enjoying a buffet supper.
This is a great opportunity to meet up with other walkers in an informal pub setting.
Friday sees the introduction of a new event – a celebration of Angus food, drink and culture, giving everyone the opportunity to sample the best of local produce, including a dram of whisky, and then be entertained by a demonstration by The Gordon School of Dancing.
The ever-popular ceilidh returns on the Saturday, where walkers can enjoy a hearty supper and dance the night away with the Rosely Ceilidh Band.
Mick Pawley, chair of the Angus Glens Walking Festival, explains more.
“People come from all over the UK and beyond to take part in the Walking Festival.
“Some have been visiting us every year since the festival began in 2003.
“We want to extend a warm welcome to all our visitors, and also to our local walkers, and give them the chance to meet friends old and new, through events that they will find entertaining and enjoyable.”
Mick continues: “The evening events this year are bigger and better than ever, and really showcase Angus at its best.
“We hope that all our walkers will come along and take part. They are an essential part of the walking festival experience!”
To book your walk and evening events places on the Angus Glens Walking Festival, visit www.angusahead.com/walkingfestival, or call the VisitScotland Information Centre on 01382 527527.