Adventures needed for autumn festival

Outdoor activity specialists are being asked to come forward to support this year’s Angus Autumn Adventures outdoor festival.

Held over the weekend of September 7 and 8, the event will showcase the best of the great outdoors in county with a number of special events and offers across the area.

The highlight of the weekend festival will be an open day at Monikie Country Park, organised in partnership with the Angus Council Countryside Ranger Service, on Sunday, September 8 when taster sessions of a number of activities will be on offer, from windsurfing and sailing to high ropes.

All outdoor activity providers are being urged to support the festival, and highlight their own pursuits, by offering introductory sessions, special offers or events over the weekend or by offering an activity or demonstration at the Monikie event.

Councillor Mairi Evans, Angus Council’s tourism spokeswoman, said the county offers some of the best outdoor activities available.

She said: “Angus has a spectacular natural environment offering activities for all the family with no need to travel vast distances to go mountain biking, hiking, walking or sailing.

“Angus Autumn Adventures is a chance for everyone to enjoy our great outdoors so let’s work together to showcase the best of the county.”

The popular Angus Autumn Adventures programme was launched last year and featured events including horse riding, nature walks, wild camping, tank driving and canoeing, which attracted both the local community and visitors to the area.

From the magnificent scenery of the glens, to the imposing cliffs and shoreline, Angus offers some of the best places to sample the great outdoors while learning new skills or enjoying high adrenalin experiences and organisers are keen for their programme to be full of activities for everyone.

Anyone keen to get involved should contact Hilary Tasker on 01307 473168 or e-mail by Wednesday, June 12.

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