Council back ‘Get Outdoors’ weekend

Angus Council is supporting Ramblers Scotland 50 year celebrations by encouraging residents to enjoy the great outdoors.

From August 1 to 3, people in Angus and across the country are being asked to put on their walking shoes, step outside and discover the fun of walking.

The Get Outdoors Weekend is open to everyone and hopes to promote the many social, health and lifestyle benefits of getting active outdoors.

Communities Vice-Convener, Councillor Jeanette Gaul said: “The Get Outdoors Weekend offers a great opportunity for residents to get out and enjoy some of the very best and most inspiring scenery that Scotland has to offer – right here in Angus.

“Not only should it be an enjoyable day out, it is also one of the best ways to blow away the cobwebs and improve your overall health and wellbeing.

“As with many communities, the Commonwealth Games was embraced by the people of Angus and it is marvellous to see its legacy continue a year on through this timely reminder of the benefits of physical activity and walking.”

There are two walks planned within the Angus area, with the Brechin Ramblers offering a Glenmoy Circular that travels past Glencuilt, up to Tops of Fichell and returns via Shank. This walk takes place on Saturday, August 1.

The second walk, on Sunday, August 2, is with Monkland Ramblers and will take in one of the famous Cateran Trail stages, starting at the Kirkton of Glenisla and finishing in Alyth.

To book a place on either Angus walk or for more information about Get Outdoors Weekend see www.ramblers.org.uk/go-walking/get-outdoors-weekend-2015.aspx