Walk around Kirriemuir - Loch of Kinnordy
This town in Angus is famous as the birthplace for playwright J. M. Barrie where you can see a statue of Peter Pan in the town square. The town is in a great spot for walkers too, near to the Cairngorms National Park and a scenic local loch.
This walk from the town takes you west along the Garie Burn to visit the RSPB's Loch of Kinnordy Nature Reserve.
You can start off in the town centre where you can pick up a footpath heading north west along the Garie Burn past Kirriemuir Den park and Court Hillock. You continue west for about a mile to visit the Loch of Kinnordy. There's lots of wildlife to see here with osprey, buzzard, otters, red squirrels, deer and various wildfowl on the water.
Kirriemuir Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Kirriemuir Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Kirriemuir OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Kirriemuir Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Walks near Kirriemuir
- Forfar Loch Country Park - Follow the 2.5 mile trail around the beautiful Forfar Loch on this circular cycle or walk route in Angus
- Cateran Trail - Explore the Perthshire Glens on this circular walk through Kirkmichael, Enochdhu, Spittal of Glenshee, Cray and Alyth
- Backwater Reservoir - Enjoy a circular walk around this reservoir in Glen Isla, north west Angus
- Lintrathen Loch - This lovely reservoir in Angus is a lovely place for a short stroll and some birdwatching
- Crombie Country Park - Explore the 200 acres of woodland surrounding the beautiful Crombie Loch in this country park near Abroath, Angus
- Monikie Country Park - This country park near Dundee is perfect for a peaceful, scenic stroll
- Balgavies Loch - This circular walk takes you around the lovely Balgavies Loch, near Forfar, in the county of Angus
- Rescobie Loch - This pretty loch is located near Forfar, in the county of Angus
- Loch Shandra - This walk visits Loch Shandra in Blairgowrie, Angus
- Blairgowrie - This town in Perth and Kinross has some nice waterside trails along the River Ericht to try
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
To continue your walking around Kirriemuir head north east from the burn to climb to the Hill of Kirriemuir where you can visit the Camera Obscura. The camera was donated by J. M. Barrie and offers views to the south and south-west and of the higher hills to the north. Also on the hill and offering views from its southern slopes is the town cemetery, where Barrie is buried in the family grave. See the video below for more details.
You could also head east into Forfar and visit the splendid Forfar Loch Country Park.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Cairngorms Walks page.