Walking festival

The highly successful Angus Glens Walking Festival launches its online booking service for the 2012 event this week.

Celebrating its tenth year, the four day walking festival offers a packed programme of 28 walks as well as three evenings of top food, music and entertainment.

The festival runs from Thursday, May 31 to Sunday, June 3, and there are a wide choice of walks to suit walkers of all levels of fitness and ability.

Tom McGrath, Chair of the Festival said: “I believe The Angus Glens Walking Festival has grown over the years because of the fantastic range of walks we offer, Some of our walks, such as Jocks Road and Airlie Ridge are very popular and appear in the programme every year.

“However, we always like to introduce new walks. This year one of our new walks titled Eagle Watch gives you a chance to see breeding Golden Eagles as they search for prey for their young, an excellent opportunity to see these majestic birds in their natural environment.

“We always try to have a very balanced programme, with extremely strenuous hikes for fit, adventurous walkers, and moderate walks for those who like to take it easy. We also have an all abilities walk on each day of the festival, all of which are wheelchair accessible.”

All walks are guided by experienced mountain leaders and countryside rangers who can answer any questions you have about your surroundings. There is a programme of evening events, The Taste of Angus event returns on Friday and a ceilidh on the Saturday.

To find out more and book your place on the Angus Glens Walking Festival, visit www.angusahead.com/walkingfestival, or call the VisitScotland Information Centre in Dundee on 01382 527527.