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Glens of Angus/Perthshire, etc...

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Glens of Angus/Perthshire, etc...

Hello:

I am a photographer and have limited time in Angus/Perthshire/Aberdeenshire/Stirling areas. Trying to hone in on some Glens to photograph. We don't have those in NYC where I am from! I will have a car but I am not a hiker...a good walker sure but not an outdoorsy type...I'm a city girl. Could really use some help here! Will be in Scotland in mid April...

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1. Re: Glens of Angus/Perthshire, etc...

you could try Glen Isla

by car from St. Andrews, it will take you approx. 1 hour cross over into Dundee, follow the signs to Blairgowrie/Alyth & take the road into Glen Isla. First photo opportunity is at Reekie Linn waterfall.

Be careful though and wear sensible shoes. The back on teh road, follow it into the glen to Backwater reservoir

There is parking and a fairly level walk - from there return to the cross roads and follow the main road again

plenty of photo ops along. You will end up on the A93 near Glen shee pass the Ski resort & follow the A93 a little further to get to Devils Elbow.

Alternative is to go to the Angus Glens after crossing into Dundee - follow the same road, but instead of Alyth, go to Kirriemuir. From there follow the road to Glen Clova.

Past the Glen Glova hotel is a single track lane which takes you to te parking area & ranger station. From there are various walks - some need more experience/gear than others. You will find information at the ranger station. Personally I would walk the Corrie Fee route.

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2. Re: Glens of Angus/Perthshire, etc...

Sma Glen is cute and pretty

thequaichaberfeldy.co.uk/interest/Sma-Glen.h…

Glen Doll is bigger but just as pretty. Bigger hills

forestry.gov.uk/website/recreation.nsf/LUWeb…

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3. Re: Glens of Angus/Perthshire, etc...

Lots to choose from but my suggestions would be;

Angus - Glen Clova and Glen Prosen accessed by road from Kirriemuir. Next to each other so two for the price of one. Both lovely countryside with the head of Glen Clova being more mountainous and both have 'loop' roads so you can go up and back on different roads.

Perthshire - go for Glen Lyon - long and majestic. Accessed from Fortingall by Aberfeldy with the circle road over the mountain to Loch Tay.

Abderdeenshire - Glen Muick leading up to the wild Loch Muick accessed by road from Ballater on Royal Deeside.

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4. Re: Glens of Angus/Perthshire, etc...

Thanks!!!

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5. Re: Glens of Angus/Perthshire, etc...

Hi again!

My husband and I aren't hikers but we want to drive through some of the angus glens. Will this be a scenic trip or are they really best viewed by hiking?

Thanks!

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6. Re: Glens of Angus/Perthshire, etc...

Eliza most of them will have roads through and while you may not get everything they have to offer by not climbing the hills the glens are still really scenic from the road.

have a little play with Google maps and streetview.

Edited: 4:53 am, March 29, 2013
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7. Re: Glens of Angus/Perthshire, etc...

Thx!

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8. Re: Glens of Angus/Perthshire, etc...

How about this walkhttp://www.walkscotland.com/walk62.htm - it will take you away from the road and into a glen - it's 9 miles but you don't have to walk all the way around...it's marked as Easy so even a Townie( Scottish nickname for a city dweller) could manage - just wear good footwear not your Manolo Blahniks ;0) The beauty of Scotland is that you don't have to go far to be out in the wilds...

You mention Perthshire too...I agree about the Sma' Glen and there is also some beautiful scenery up at Loch Turret near Crieff - you can drive all the way up to the dam and there is a good path that will take you into some unspoilt country.

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9. Re: Glens of Angus/Perthshire, etc...

Walking through the glens will be fine; but given current snow levels on the hilltops, and temperatures, you will find the higher routes slippery. Last year you would have been fine, a mini-heatwave in March melted most of the snow; this year the opposite is true, and snow is still accumulating on the hills.

But mid-April you are likely to find roads clear, and the low level paths.

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10. Re: Glens of Angus/Perthshire, etc...

Thank you! I think you may have solved my problem! We are going to be coming to Scotland 10 days and I still don't have the middle of the trip planned! We are visiting our daughter who is in her first year at St Andrews.we will stay there 3 nights then we are driving up to see Dunnottar Castle. I want to photograph it. I haven't picked out a place to stay that night and we are running out of time. I am thinking if either Stonehaven or one of the towns like Ballater that is on the Royal Deeside route. It might make sense to stay in Ballater and see the Glen you mention the next morning, if weather holds. We have a long drive back south after Braemnar and are staying that next night near Glamis Castle in a hotel called Kinetttles. We are meeting a friend at Glamis Castle where she works on Wednesday morning before heading back to Edinburgh for 3 nights.

Sound too crazy?? I don't think the lower Glens will be possible to see but if we can see Glen Muik, that would be a treat... Any thoughts?

Thanks!

Eliza

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