If you enjoy outdoor pursuits, the county of Angus is your ideal destination, whether for a day out, a weekend escape or a two-week adventure holiday. From the high mountains and stunning glens in the north, across the fertile farmlands and forests of Strathmore, to the sea cliffs and long sandy beaches in the east and south, every outdoor activity is catered for.
The hills and glens of Angus are part of the Cairngorms National Park and are well known as an area of unspoilt, natural wilderness where little has changed over the centuries. There are high mountains, remote lochs, steep-sided glens and large areas of upland plateau, criss-crossed by mounth paths once used by cattle drovers, caterans and whisky smugglers. There are rare alpine plants, large herds of red deer and birds such as golden eagle, buzzard, dotterel, and ring ouzel.
Sir Hugh Munro, who compiled the first list of Scottish mountains over 3,000 feet (914 metres), grew up at the foot of these glens. J M Barrie, of Peter Pan fame, walked on these same hills while Captain Scott stayed in the area for a year, testing his equipment on the Angus hills before making his ill-fated journey to the South Pole.
On the Angus coast, from Arbroath, high sea cliffs stretch northwards for miles, while there are glorious sandy beaches at Montrose, Lunan Bay and Carnoustie, where a variety of activities are available, including surfing, coasteering, sea angling and sea kayaking. In addition, there are two major rivers running through Angus which are ideal for canoeing and kayaking.
Visit the Activities section for full details of all the activities available in Angus.
Angus is steeped in tradition and there are many museums, historic sites and buildings to be enjoyed. If you enjoy playing golf, there are 32 challenging golf courses within a 40-minute drive, making Angus a must-visit for every true golfer. Visit Carnoustie Country for golf deals, course information and competition news. Angus also hosts a lively calendar of festivals, events and great family days out. In short, there's so much to see and do in Angus, everyone should find some activity they would like to attend or take part in - there really is something for everyone in Angus!
For more information about other things to see and do in Angus, visit http://www.visitangus.com.