Walking festival as popular as ever as places fill up fast

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This year’s Angus Glens Walking Festival is offering four days of walking heaven to participants from across the UK.

The festival, sponsored by Peel Farm, will take place from June 4-7 and, with 24 walks for all abilities over four days, is an ideal opportunity to spend some time in the great outdoors.

Tom McGrath, festival chairman, said: “There is such an amazing variety of walks, with new walks included every year to keep the programme fresh and interesting.

“The majority of walks this year take place in the stunning surroundings of the Angus Glens, but the Coastal Crawl walk remains a favourite of walkers. Starting at Mains of Usan, overlooking the dramatic scenery of Lunan Bay, this walk ends at the Scottish Wildlife Trust centre at Montrose Basin and offers excellent wildlife spotting opportunities.

“For those looking for something more challenging, some of the extremely strenuous walks are back, such as Monega Hill and Glas Maol. This walk starts in Glen Isla and takes in Glas Maol, the highest point in Angus at 1068m, before returning to Glen Isla via Little Glas Maol and Glen Brighty.”

Further details of all walks are available on the festival website and participants are being urged to get online as quickly as possible as places are going quickly, with walks are already fully booked.

Mr McGrath added: “Evenings have been left free this year so walkers can enjoy some relaxing time to themselves in the area’s bars and restaurants.

“There is a talk in the evening of Thursday, June 4 at Kirriemuir Gateway to the Glens Museum where Walking Festival stalwart Gordon Snedden will give an entertaining insight into his experiences of the Glens.”

For full details and to book visit www.angusglenswalkingfestival.com.