Places to go

The beautiful Angus Glens are well worth a visit. Each has its own character, from the soft, rolling hills of Glen Isla, with the tranquil Loch of Lintrathen, in the west to spectacular Glen Clova, which becomes increasingly dramatic as you travel up the glen towards Glen Doll.

A short, scenic drive through Glenisla will bring you to the dramatic mountains of Glenshee, the Gateway to the Highlands. Glenshee has a popular ski resort and easy access to some of the most striking hill walking areas in Britain.

Nearby Blairgowrie and Rattray straddles the dramatic River Ericht, where you can watch salmon leap up the falls. The riverside itself has a pleasant woodland walk passing by the dramatic gorge at Cargill’s Leap and finishing at the bridge to Keathbank Mill. As you travel around the area you can not help but notice the fields of soft-fruit. The successful cultivation of raspberries has made this area the Raspberry Capital of the World.

To the north-east, the small historic town of Kirriemuir is a place of narrow winding streets and intriguing nooks and crannies. It is famous as the birthplace of J.M. Barrie, the creator of Peter Pan. His birthplace is on the east side of the town centre and is looked after by the National Trust for Scotland. The Italian ice-cream shop is also well worth a visit.