GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Backwater Reservoir

10 miles (15.5 km)

Enjoy a circular walk around this reservoir inGlen Isla, north westAngus. For the past 30 years, the Backwater Reservoir has supplied the residents of Angus with their water.This walk takes you around the reservoir and includes two climbs to hills overlooking the water. It's a wonderfully peaceful area with the large reservoir surrounded by attractive countryside and forest.
Start the walk from the car park at the southern end of the reservoir. Then follow the footpaths along the western side of the water before climbing to Hare Cairn. At over 500m (1640ft) there is a great view from the top of the hill. The route then heads along the eastern side of the reservoir, climbing Creigh Hill before returning to the car park. From Creigh Hill there are more nice views back down to the reservoir.
The Cateran Trail runs just to the west of the reservoir, through the village of Kirkton of Glenisla. You can pick up the trail and follow it south towards Alyth.

Backwater Reservoir OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Backwater Reservoir Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Open Street Map with Location tracking

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Photos

View of Backwater Reservoir and Beyond - geograph.org.uk - 1326435

Backwater Reservoir A

Backwater Reservoir - geograph.org.uk - 910389

Northern end of Backwater Reservoir - geograph.org.uk - 483810

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GPS Files

GPX File

Backwater Reservoir.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Backwater Reservoir.mmo (right click - 'Save As')

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