The area has wonderful coastal and inland walks which can be viewed here.
There area also many excellent cycling routes to suit all levels of fitness.
Fabulous walks and cycle runs. The Angus Glens are made up of six glens which run in the same general direction, giving the impression of the fingers of a hand stretching through the sumptuous Angus countryside and finishing at the outer edge of theCairngorms National Park.
The Angus Glens make up a truly breathtaking area with heather-clad hills, bubbling streams and forests filled with wildlife and opportunities for activities and adventure.
You can head up to the glens of Glenisla, Glen Prosen, Glen Clova andGlen Doll from the Angus town of Kirriemuir, known as ‘the Gateway to the Glens’. The quaint village of Edzell is the ideal starting point to exploreGlen Lethnot and Glen Esk.
Take in the contrasting beauty of the rugged heather mountains and gently undulating pastures of Glenisla, the most westerly of the Angus Glens, and follow in the footsteps of Highland cattle raiders on theCateran Trail.
Upon entering Glen Prosen from Dykehead, stop by a stone cairn to admire the view believed to be the favourite of Captain Scott of the Antarctic.
Glen Clova is known for its beauty and dramatic scenery and is often regarded as a botanist’s paradise for its meadow flowers and alpine plants. At the top of the glen you’ll find Glen Doll, an area of both Corries and Munros, which is part of both Cairngorms National Park and Corrie Fee Nature Reserve.
The stream of Glen Lethnot was used in the past by illicit distillers who hid their stills amongst the corries – today you can follow the Whisky Road which begins in Drumcairn and continues on to the Craig of Finnoch, passing the ruined Clachan of Finnoch, a former Highland village.
At the head of Glen Esk you’ll find the striking Queen’s Well, built in commemoration of Queen Victoria who stopped here for a drink of water on her way from Deeside to Glenesk. The Retreat Folk Museum is well worth a visit and their tea room serves delicious lunches and home baking.
Golf enthusiasts. The Lucken is ideally located for those who would like to play some of Scotland's top golf courses. Carnoustie and St Andrews and Aberdeen slightly further afield for Trumps famous course.
You can take a boat trip from Arbroath harbour with Sea Safari.
Choose from our 1 hour or 2 hour boat tours exploring the Arbroath coastline and Bell Rock Lighthouse situated on the Inchcape Reef. The Boat Our boat is a custom built 10m RIB, capable of tacking all weathers
Coastal Explorer –
The most popular trip as it takes in the stunning local coastline with an up-close look at a variety of sealife including seabirds. We will also look at some of the history and local folklore associated with the cliffs at Arbroath.
Offshore Bellrock Explorer –
A 2-hour voyage that takes us to the famous Bellrock Lighthouse situated on the Inchcape reef 11 miles offshore. A chance to see the seals and birds that have taken residence on the reef; we will also take you along the coastline taking in the stunning coastline features.
Offshore Bellrock Express –
A one hour tour that takes us to the famous Bell Rock Lighthouse situated on the Inchcape Reef 11 miles offshore with a chance to see the seals and birds that have taken up residence on the reef.
Looks like great fun, but we’ve never been brave enough to try this, as we suffer from seasickness
Angling from the shore
Auchmithie, Usan, Tangle Ha and Arbroath harbour wall are all well tested fishing marks. In the summer it's the usual flatties, the odd mackerel, saithe and small summer codling. In the winter you can get big cod.
Boat Sea angling and sightseeing trips
Sea boat fishing trips are available from Arbroath. One particular recommendation I have had is David and Keith Swankie on 07543 005908 or 01241 875453. David is the skipper. You can usually phone him a day or two in advance to check on prices and timing.
About £25 for a session ( 4-6 hrs ) + £5 for a rod & bait.
Maybe you are the adventurous type and you have kayaks strapped to the top of your car! Depending on sea conditions and tides you can kayak all the way from Auchmithie to Arbroath and back or the other way around. Amazing sea caves to paddle into!. You may even be accompanied by the local dolphins ! From the Lucken, you will often see Kayakers on the beach. Very friendly and enthusiastic. They will happily give you advice.
The rockpools at low tide
Kids love messing about in the rockpools. Plenty little critters to investigate and annoy !. Amazing geology and rock formations too.
The open air salt-water pool at Stonehaven is great fun. It’s heated and it’s a real novelty to swim in when it’s raining! On the seafront near the pool is Aunty Betty’s. An old fashioned sweetie shop that sells the most delicious ice-creams with a spectacular array of toppings. Delicious!
Go horse riding.
There is a long established riding school at Carnoustie. Rowanlea with a good range of prices and activities to choose from. Member of ssociation of British Riding Schools, Pony Club affiliated teaching school and livery yard. Tack and country, shop, Working plant nursery and garden design and landscaping services. Rowanlea Riding School Ltd
Geordies Pond - Loch fishing for trout - just a few miles up the road from Auchmithie.
Pirate Boats - Why not go dolphin spotting? Pirate boats run various trips from Broughty Ferry harbour. It's also a great way to get a view of the new spectacular V&A musuem in Dundee.