Angus Glens Walking Festival 2019

Walk 9 - Rocks of Solitude - Friday 31 May

This walk starts to the North of the village of Edzell and follows a linear route, mostly on wood/farm paths close to the River North Esk.

A short way above the Gannochy Bridge the river crosses the Highland Boundary Fault. This area is an important Site of Special Scientific Interest: for its unique geology, remnants of ancient woodland along the river bank, and rare lichen and moss species found growing in areas of the gorge walls. There will be a visit and tour of The Burn house and its grounds to learn about the history of the late 18th century mansion built by Lord Adam Gordon, including two of his follies, Doulie and Gannochy towers. The walk ends at the Blue Door next to the Gannochy Bridge.

Boots and waterproofs required.

Please bring a packed lunch.

Distance: 9.5km/6 miles

Start: Edzell (600 689)

Finish: Blue Door, Gannochy Bridge (600 709)

Walk No.TitleDurationCostGradingBooking
Walk 9Rocks of Solitude
Historic Walk
6 hrs£20ModerateBook this walk

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