We've know it for years – and now many more people are finding out about it too: the Angus Glens are becoming increasing popular with walkers.
The latest news from the folk at the Angus Glens Walking Festival reveals that with weeks still to go the event has already attracted more walkers than ever before. A large number of guided walks have completely sold out.
Added to this more walkers are travelling from further afield to take part in the walking festival, with walkers from all over the world using the on-line booking system to book places on the Festival’s 24 walks.
However, the Angus Glens Walking Festival, which runs from June 3 until June 6, is about much more than exploring the Angus countryside. Every year, the Festival includes several excellent evening events that offer walkers the chance to enjoy great local food, experience the music, song and dance of Angus and find out more about the highly-skilled local mountaineers and rangers who lead the walks.
On Thursday, June 3, at the Airlie Hotel in Kirriemuir, Festival Leader Mick Pawley will provide a fascinating account of his experiences as Deputy Expedition Leader and Chief Mountaineer on the British Schools Exploring Society’s 2009 expedition to the Indian Himalaya. Tickets for Mick’s slide presentation cost £12, which includes a tasty buffet supper.
Then on Friday, June 4, the Session Band will be performing a selection of toe-tapping Scottish favourites at Forfar’s Plough Inn for the Festival’s evening of traditional music. Tickets cost £12, which includes return transport from Kirriemuir to the Plough Inn and a delicious buffet supper.
The ceilidh is always one of the highlights of the Angus Glens Walking Festival. This year, the Festival will be making a return visit to Memus Village Hall, scene of the highly-successful 2009 ceilidh. Tickets to the Angus Glens Walking Festival Ceilidh cost £15, which includes food and return transport from Kirriemuir.