Places available for walking festival

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There are still places available for this year’s Angus Glens Walking Festival – but book soon to avoid disappointment.

The festival, which is organised by Angus Council’s economic development unit, takes place from Thursday 30 May to Sunday 2 June.

There is a range of 27 walks to choose from over the four days, and among those who have already snapped up places are walkers from as far afield as Australia, France, Germany and Canada.

There are walks for everyone, from those graded from ‘all abilities’ to ‘extremely strenuous’.

“We still have places left on some very interesting walks,” said Tom McGrath, chair of the Angus Glens Walking Festival.

“There is a challenging walk which starts in Glen Prosen and takes in two Munros (Driesh and Mayer) before descending into Corrie Fee – one of the most picturesque locations in Angus.

“If the weather is clear, the views will be stunning. For those walkers looking for something more sedate, why not try the coastal walk from Dunninald Castle to the Scottish Wildlife Trust Centre at Montrose Basin?

“You will get the opportunity to view the amazing array of bird-life in the basin, speak to the experts at the centre, and lunch is included.”

On the Saturday night of the festival the ever popular ceilidh returns. This time it is being held at the event’s centre itself - Kirriemuir Town Hall.

On offer are a hearty supper, a few drinks and the chance to join in the dancing to top local band The Mad Parrot Ceilidh Band. Have a look at the walks on offer by visiting www.angusglenswalkingfestival.com. Pick the type of walk which is right for you, and then just book online or call the VisitScotland Information Centre on 01382 527527.