Angus Glens Walking Festival

The EVER popular Angus Glens Walking Festival has launched its online booking system for 2013.

The four-day festival, now in its 11th year, is being held from Thursday, May 30, to Sunday, June 2, and offers a packed programme of 27 walks, with something to suit everyone.

The walks are graded from ‘easy’ to ‘extremely strenuous’ so participants can choose walks best suited to their fitness and ability. There are also three ‘all ability’ walks during the festival which are on level, well maintained paths are suitable for wheelchairs.

Tom McGrath, chairman of the festival said: “Our walk leaders and Countryside Rangers have been working hard to put together a fantastic programme of walks for this year’s festival. This year we have included a number of new walks, including a strenuous circular walk in Glen Prosen and a picturesque moderate walk along the banks of Loch Shandra. Every year we try to introduce something different for our visitors and this year is no exception, with a stalker outing in Glen Esk, where the group will get up close to the resident wild red deer herds and other wild inhabitants of the moorland.”

He continued: “This year we have also changed the format of the evening events. The ever-popular ceilidh will still be taking place on the Saturday night at Kirriemuir Town Hall, with a top local band providing the entertainment, and a hearty ‘Taste of Angus’ supper on offer. However, on the other evenings of the festival, participants will be free to meet up with friends old and new in the area’s excellent restaurants, pubs and cafes. We are working with these businesses to provide special offers for walkers, so look out for these on the event website in the weeks leading up to the festival.”

In past years, the festival has proved extremely popular, with many walkers booking their places within days of the online booking launch. To find out more and book your place on the Angus Glens Walking Festival, visit or pick up a programme in leisure centres, museums, tourist information offices and Access offices across Angus.