Angus Walking Festival to take place from June 5 to June 8

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Keen walkers in Angus and beyond are being urged to take part in the popluar Angus Glens Walking Festival.

The 2014 festival, which takes place from June 5 to June 8 this year, features more than just walking.

On Friday, June 6, rangers at Forfar Loch Country Park will host a culinary event, highlighting the edible and medicinal plants found at the park.

Some can be tried straight from the stem, or mixed in a salad. Others can be cooked. Then you will have the chance to try some freshly made herb tea made from the Ranger Centre’s physic garden.

The cost is only £2 per person which included refreshments.

The Walking Festival, which will celebrate it’s 12th year this June, will also see the return of the popular Stalker Outing at Glenesk.

Andy Malcolm, who is game keeper at Dalhousie Estates, will take the session and show participants how to approach red deer herds and other wildlife without disrupting the animals.

“There are still places available on most of the walks in the programme but they are filling up fast so book now to avoid disappointment,” said Tom McGrath, who is chair of the Angus Glens Walking Festival.

“We also have excellent evening entertainment such as the Saturday night ceilidh, so remember to book your tickets for that too!”

The walking festival programme includes 26 walks, which are graded from easy to extremely difficult, so whether you want to challenge yourself to a walk taking in two Munros (Tom Buidhe and Tolmount) or if you prefer a gentle coastal walk with a chance to find out more about the local wildlife and history of the area, there is something for everyone.

For full information on all events and walks available during the four day festival, or to book your place for an activity, please go online to